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PUBLIC WIFI SECURITY: WHAT ARE YOU SHARING?

The Echosec Team June 14, 2016 Cyber Security
An interesting read from Maurits Martijn exploring public WiFi security reveals just how easy it is for a skilled hacker to exploit you and ruin your life if they so choose. Read More

5 TOOLS TO IMPROVE SMARTPHONE SECURITY

The Echosec Team May 25, 2016 Cyber Security, General, Privacy
Since the dawn of the smartphone, it seems as if digital communication has become more common than face-to-face interactions. It is not uncommon for one person to have two computers, a tablet, and a smartphone. Read More

WHAT IS HACKING? HOW DOES IT WORK?

Jason Jubinville April 13, 2016 Cyber Security, Brand Protection
Hacking Happens In the era of "Internet everything," it is safe to assume that all organizations and services are going to be the target of malicious individuals at one time or another. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Read More

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS AND BREAKING NEWS: PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING

The Echosec Team March 02, 2016 Emergency Response, Journalism, OSINT
Our perceptions are as unique as our fingerprints. Journalists know first-hand that eyewitness accounts are not objective. When news breaks, each eyewitness will have a different view of what they’ve seen or experienced. Read More

WORKPLACE SECURITY: 4 THINGS YOUR EMPLOYEES SHOULD STOP DOING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The Echosec Team January 25, 2016 Brand Protection, Social Media Monitoring, Corporate Security
You Are What You Tweet...   Businesses are built and lost on reputation. Workplace security has always been a concern, but these days more than ever, social media plays a pivotal role in bolstering or damaging the reputation of your company. Read More

WHAT IS TOR AND THE DEEP WEB?

Jason Jubinville January 06, 2016 Asset Management, Cyber Security, OSINT, Brand Protection
The Deep Web is where all the criminals hang out, right? Well, yes and no. The deep web is essentially all of the non-indexed, non-searchable content on the Internet. To really understand this, we need to quickly talk about what the Internet IS. Read More

THE RISE OF THE CITIZEN JOURNALIST

The Echosec Team December 08, 2015 Journalism, OSINT, Geofencing
Citizen Journalism has risen to new heights. With a growing number of new media technology companies releasing software, which help the public in collecting up to the minute news, it’s no wonder that your “average Jane or Joe” has an opinion on what is happening in our world today. Read More

HOW INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE USING SOCIAL MEDIA

The Echosec Team October 27, 2015 OSINT, Social Media Monitoring
 [Tweet this] On July 17th, 2014 Malaysian Airline Flight 17 was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine. According to an article by Today online, social media helped to identify who was responsible for the terrifying attack. The report states that in the days following July 17th, 2014 a group of Internet sleuths were able to establish that pro-Russian separatists had carried.. Read More

GEO-SOCIAL TRENDS TO WATCH IN FINANCE

The Echosec Team September 23, 2015 Asset Management
 If your dollars depend on instant information, you need your fingers on the global pulse. By: Karl Swannie (@KarlSwannie) and David Morgan (@Where_IsDave) The best way to monitor and engage the pulse of financial trends is through crowd-sourced information. Billions of posts are made daily to social media that offer real-time data on world activities. Amazingly, this.. Read More

PROTECTING YOURSELF AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT IN A HIGHLY SOCIAL WORLD

The Echosec Team September 22, 2015 Executive Protection, Brand Protection
How many times have you uploaded a picture of your birthday cake, made a status update about an upcoming move, or posted about your new job? I know you’ve heard this once, but you’re going to hear it again, everything you put on the internet is available to those who want to find it and use it to their malicious advantage! Do I sound a tad wary? Yes I do, but it’s not.. Read More
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