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Gift Card Fraud: A Guide for Retail Security Teams This Holiday Season

Alex Ciarniello November 13, 2019 Retail Security, Dark Web
Gift cards were the second most popular items purchased by Americans over the holidays last year according to the National Retail Federation. Projected growth in gift card sales means that understanding fraud tactics is critical for loss prevention and brand protection over the next decade. Read More

4 Reasons Why Your Retail Security Team Needs to Be on the Dark Web

Alex Ciarniello November 05, 2019 Retail Security, Dark Web
“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”—Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder What if that room is the dark web? Read More

Police Investigations and Cyber Crime: How to Find Intelligence Safely

Alex Ciarniello October 29, 2019 Cyber Security, Dark Web, Digital Investigation
One of law enforcements’ largest barriers to cyber investigations is its inability to access online intelligence quickly and safely. This information can be critical to finding who committed the crime, whether it’s a drug bust or identity theft. Read More

10 Ways Your Data Security Is At Risk On The Dark Web

Alex Ciarniello October 15, 2019 Cyber Security, Dark Web
According to IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty, cybercrime is the “greatest threat to every company in the world.” Data security is a top priority for organizations avoiding business disruption, reputation damage, and data and financial loss. In fact, the average total cost of a data breach was recently estimated at USD $3.92 million. Read More

Social Media Threat Intelligence: Are Facebook And Instagram Relevant?

Alex Ciarniello October 15, 2019 Social Media Monitoring
If you were to guess what the world’s most popular social media platforms are, a few big names probably come to mind: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. However, there are plenty of other heavily active social media sites around the world that many of us have never heard about. Read More

4 Questions "The Great Hack" Left Unanswered

Alex Ciarniello October 03, 2019 Privacy, Information Security
In March 2018, The Observer and The New York Times revealed one of the most controversial stories of the internet age: data from millions of Facebook users had been used, without their consent, to inform political campaigns. Read More

What is Pastebin and Why Do Hackers Love It?

Alex Ciarniello September 24, 2019
Pastebin is a third-party website that allows users to share text and source code. The site currently has 17 million unique monthly users. Why? Read More

Why Cyber Investigations Are The New Focus For Law Enforcement

Alex Ciarniello September 05, 2019 Cyber Security
In 2016, GCN conducted a cybersecurity survey across local governments in the United States. More troubling than the rate of cyberattacks it found being committed was the fact that many local jurisdictions were unaware that they were being targeted, or did not keep track of cyberattacks at all.  Read More

10 Ways Cybercriminals Put Your Data Security At Risk

Alex Ciarniello August 28, 2019 Privacy
According to IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty, cybercrime is the “greatest threat to every company in the world.” Data security is a top priority for organizations avoiding business disruption, reputation damage, and data and financial loss. In fact, the average total cost of a data breach was recently estimated at USD $3.92 million. Read More

What Is 8Chan And Why Should You Care?

Alex Ciarniello August 22, 2019 Open Source Threat Intelligence
Launched in 2013, 8chan was an imageboard site similar in structure to 4chan. The site was shut down in August 2019 after being used to share manifestos linked to three mass shootings in the United States and New Zealand. Read More
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