Joseph Steinberg

Zero Trust: What These Overused Cybersecurity Buzz Words Actually Mean – And Do Not Mean

Joseph Steinberg

Zero Trust. A seemingly simple term that appears in pitches sent to me several times a day by cybersecurity product and services vendors that are seeking media exposure.

What Damage Can Happen If Data Leaks When Quantum Computing Breaks Today’s Encryption

Joseph Steinberg

At some point in the not-so-distant future, quantum computers are going to pose a major threat to today’s encryption mechanisms and encrypted data.

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How to Avoid Being Scammed When Giving Charity

Joseph Steinberg

Giving Tuesday has arrived… and, so have many criminals who seek to exploit people’s sense of generosity.

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CyberSecurity and Artificial Intelligence Expert Joseph Steinberg To Speak at AI Summit

Joseph Steinberg

CyberSecurity and Artificial Intelligence Expert, Joseph Steinberg, will lead a panel discussion on the intersection of CyberSecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to take place on Thursday, December 9, 2021, the second and final day of the AI Summit being held in person in New York’s Javits Center.

How to Avoid the Pain and Cost of PCI Compliance While Optimizing Payments

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security, Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars, and Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

In this webinar, we have a great set of panelists who will take you through how Zero Data strategies can be used as part of a well-rounded compliance and security approach, and get you to market much sooner by also allowing for payment optimization. They’ll share how to grow your business faster and minimize costs for both security and compliance

Sepio Systems: Cybersecurity Expert Joseph Steinberg Joins Advisory Board

Joseph Steinberg

Rockville, MD – November 17, 2021 – Sepio Systems , the leader in Zero Trust Hardware Access (ZTHA), announced today that cybersecurity expert Joseph Steinberg has joined its advisory board.

CyberSecurity and Artificial Intelligence: Q&A with Joseph Steinberg

Joseph Steinberg

Innovating Canada recently published a short interview with cybersecurity expert Joseph Steinberg about emerging cybersecurity issues that are not yet getting sufficient mainstream attention.

Billion Dollar CyberSecurity Annual Budgets Have Arrived

Joseph Steinberg

Major American banks and various other parties serving them are each spending $1 Billion per year on cybersecurity, according to Bank of America’s CEO, Brian Moynihan.

Hushme: A Headset That Lets You Make Private Phone Calls In A Non-Private Environment

Joseph Steinberg

Every so often, I encounter an unusual technology device that so well solves a problem that I have encountered many times that I cannot imagine not adding the product to my arsenal of tools, even if it is not something that I would necessarily use every day. The Hushme is one such offering.

Why Are Meat Companies Being Targeted By Hackers: A Conversation With Kennedy

Joseph Steinberg

Joseph Steinberg recently discussed with Fox Business Network host and commentator, Kennedy, why hackers are targeting meat companies, pipelines, and other important elements of the US economy’s supply chain… and, what can Americans do to stop such attacks.

Cyber Security Expert Joseph Steinberg To Serve On Newsweek Expert Forum In 2022

Joseph Steinberg

Cyber Security Expert, Joseph Steinberg, who joined Newsweek’s Expert Forum last year, will continue serving as a member throughout 2022.

Back to the Office: Privacy and Security Solutions to Compliance Issues for 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

Now that companies are slowly allowing employees to return to work at the office, it's time to re-evaluate your company’s posture towards privacy and security. Join Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies, for a discussion that will focus on compliance and the types of privacy and security measures your company should be aware of, as well as tips and methods for implementing these measures.

Everything Encrypted Will Soon Become Decryptable: We Must Prepare Now For The Era Of Quantum Computers

Joseph Steinberg

Nearly every piece of data that is presently protected through the use of encryption may become vulnerable to exposure unless we take action soon.

Every Computer and Smartphone in the Capitol Should be Considered Compromised and Dangerous

Joseph Steinberg

While much of the security-oriented focus regarding the storming of the Capitol building by protesters yesterday has rightfully been on the failure of the Capitol Police to prevent the breach of security, the country also faces a potentially serious cyber-threat as a result of the incident.

Beware Fraudulent Emails, Websites, and Faxes Bearing Names Of Real Attorneys And Law Firms

Joseph Steinberg

Criminals are impersonating attorneys and law firms as part of sophisticated versions of classic “Nigerian Prince” scams.

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“Ransomware Killed My Baby”: Lawsuit Raises Issue Of CyberSecurity-Breach Disclosure Liability

Joseph Steinberg

A hospital suffering through a ransomware attack failed to provide proper care for an expectant mother and her newborn child, leading to the child’s death, according to a lawsuit filed in the US State of Alabama.

13 Important Considerations When Obtaining Cyber Liability Insurance

Joseph Steinberg

(I co-wrote this article with Mark Lynd , CISSP, ISSAP & ISSMP, Head of Digital Business at NETSYNC.).

Free COVID-19 Masks Arriving At People’s Homes Across The USA Are Likely Part Of A Cyber Scam

Joseph Steinberg

People living in many different areas of the USA are reporting receiving to their homes in recent days unexpected shipments of COVID-19 protection supplies – such as packs of surgical masks and face shields – products that they never ordered.

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Cybercriminals Are Impersonating Meal-Kit Services In Order To Steal Money And Personal Information

Joseph Steinberg

Cybercriminals Are Impersonating Meal-Kit Services In Order To Steal Money And Personal Information.

We have failed to stop phishing, even after 2 decades. Can we finally agree that emails need digital signatures?

Joseph Steinberg

Email serves as one of the primary mechanisms of communication within the Western world – yet, decades after it first appeared on the scene, email still remains a source of security headaches.

Do Not Post Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card On Social Media

Joseph Steinberg

It seems like every day that I see social media posts in which people share photos of the official COVID-19 vaccine card that they have received after being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus that has inflicted tremendous suffering worldwide over the past year.

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Joseph Steinberg Appointed To CompTIA Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Joseph Steinberg

Long-time cybersecurity-industry veteran, Joseph Steinberg , has been appointed by CompTIA, the information technology (IT) industry’s nonprofit trade association that has issued more than 2-million vendor-neutral IT certifications to date, to its newly-formed Cybersecurity Advisory Council.

Newsweek Expert Forum Welcomes Cyber Security Expert Joseph Steinberg

Joseph Steinberg

Cyber Security Expert, Joseph Steinberg, has joined Newsweek’s Expert Forum, the premier news outlet’s invitation-only community of pioneering thinkers and industry leaders.

Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research Launches Cyber-Policy Magazine, Cyber Insights

Joseph Steinberg

The Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research (GFCyber) announced today that it has launched Cyber Insights , a new digital magazine that aims to help readers stay informed about contemporary cyber-related issues and their potential ramifications, from the perspectives of policy, practice, and technology.

Ransomware Hits Maine Sewage Treatment Plants, Sounding The Alarm About Dangerous CyberSecurity Risks At America’s Many Small Critical Infrastructure Providers

Joseph Steinberg

Two recent ransomware attacks successfully breached computers at wastewater management plants in the US State of Maine , according to a statement by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Don’t Bother Using The “Device Filter” Security Feature Offered By Your Home Network Router

Joseph Steinberg

The MAC address “device filtering” feature of your LAN’s router is unlikely to provide you with any significant security benefits – and, if you enable the feature, it may cause you heartaches.

Ransomware: 8 Things That You Must Know

Joseph Steinberg

While ransomware may seem like a straightforward concept, people who are otherwise highly-knowledgeable seem to cite erroneous information about ransomware on a regular basis. As such, I would like to point out 8 essential points about ransomware.

Ransomware: 10 Facts You Need To Know, But Might Not

Joseph Steinberg

Ransomware. After years of making headlines by successfully breaching hospitals, businesses, and government agencies, and causing them to suffer many millions of dollars of damage, the dangerous type of malware known as “ransomware” continues to wreak havoc around the globe.

Five Interesting Israeli CyberSecurity Companies

Joseph Steinberg

Back in 2015 and 2017, I ran articles in Inc. about various innovative Israeli startups , in which I featured firms that I selected based on numerous discussions that I had had with tech-company CEOs and with journalists who cover the Israeli startup scene.

Joseph Steinberg On The World Of CyberSecurity: An Interview

Joseph Steinberg

This past week, Canada’s National Post newspaper ran a special supplement focusing on cybersecurity; the cover story featured an interview of Joseph Steinberg about t he ever-evolving world of cybersecurity.

We Must Condemn, Not Celebrate, The Download of Parler’s Data: Hacker Vigilantism May Even Help Criminals More Than Law Enforcement

Joseph Steinberg

Last week, shortly before Amazon took the Parler social network offline by terminating the latter’s hosting services, a hacker allegedly facilitated a download of the social media site’s data.

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Keyless Car Entry Systems May Allow Anyone To Open And Steal Your Vehicle

Joseph Steinberg

Hands-free car-entry systems that allow people to unlock their car doors without the need to push any buttons on the fob or car provide great convenience; at least during the winter, many people even store key fobs in their coats and do not even physically handle the fobs on a regular basis.

How The FBI Seized Bitcoin from Colonial Pipeline Hackers – Does Law Enforcement Have More Control Over Cryptocurrencies Than People Believe?

Joseph Steinberg

According to the FBI, it has successfully seized most of the Bitcoin ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to “Darkside” criminals after the highly publicized ransomware attack that led to recent gas shortages in multiple US States.

Social Media Account Verification Messages: CyberCriminals’ Latest Phishing Technique Exploits Both Human Emotions And Anti-Fraud Techniques

Joseph Steinberg

Social media users’ delight at receiving notification that their accounts have qualified for Verification (that is, receiving the often-coveted “blue check mark” that appears on the social media profiles of public figures) has become the latest target of criminal exploitation.

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US Orders Rare Emergency System Shut-Downs After Severe CyberSecurity Breach Hits Government And Businesses

Joseph Steinberg

The U.S. government instructed all of its civilian agencies to immediately shut off various popular network and system management products being exploited as part of an ongoing cyberattack.

Israel’s Naftali Bennett Becomes The First Head of Government To Emerge From The CyberSecurity Industry

Joseph Steinberg

Naftali Bennett, elected yesterday as Prime Minister of Israel , appears to be the first entrepreneur and executive from the cybersecurity industry to have become the head of a national government.

Adobe Flash Is Finally Dead – And You Should Uninstall It Immediately. Here Is How and Why.

Joseph Steinberg

Uninstall Adobe Flash Player From any devices on which you still have it running.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Time For Improved Education, Better Practices, and Some Nice Give Aways

Joseph Steinberg

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Here! In October, people across America commemorate Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a national observance jointly established in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

La Cybersécurité pour les Nuls: Best-Selling “Cybersecurity For Dummies” Book Now Available In French

Joseph Steinberg

Cybersecurity For Dummies , the best-selling cybersecurity guide written by Joseph Steinberg for general audiences, is now available in French.

Cyber-Liability Insurance 101: First Party Vs. Third Party Risks

Joseph Steinberg

One of the important concepts about which people must be aware when evaluating their cybersecurity postures and related liabilities, but which, for some reason, many folks seem to be unaware, is the difference between first-party risks and third-party risks.

Cyber Security Expert Joseph Steinberg Appointed to Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research

Joseph Steinberg

Cyber security expert, Joseph Steinberg, has joined the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research (GFCyber) as a Senior Policy Analyst.

COVID-19 Vaccination Management Problems Have Created a Privacy Nightmare For Americans – Even Without Vaccine Passports

Joseph Steinberg

Poorly-designed processes and shoddy information-systems, coupled with a prevailing atmosphere of general mismanagement, have created a privacy nightmare for Americans being vaccinated against COVID-19; some of the problems being created now will likely still impact people many years after the pandemic ends.

Warning To Employers And Their Former Employees: Ex-Engineer Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Hacking Cisco’s WebEx

Joseph Steinberg

A former Cisco engineer was sentenced this past Wednesday (December 9, 2020) to 24 months in prison (and a $15,000 fine) for accessing Cisco’s network, and subsequently causing a service outage of Cisco’s WebEx Teams video conferencing service.