Which of these three links is malware? Link1 Link2 Link3 None actually. But how do you know before it’s too late? We want to show you how. Our goal with the security minded section of our blog is to give you a quick-and-dirty rundown on all the things that you could be doing to improve your online safety. Starting with the … Read More
Echosec has been making waves in the news recently. Several different international, well-respected news organizations have taken an interest in the Echosec research piece detailing evidence found of Russians fighting in Ukraine. The Echosec social media search platform enables analysts and researchers to systematically investigate different regions of the world. This data then can be used to draw patterns and develop … Read More
Recently, the media has been paying close attention to the Donetsk region in northeast Ukraine. We decided to look for ourselves to see if we could identify military personnel of Russian origin in the area. In a military, or global security context, the data pouring from this region can play a pivotal role in command, control, communications and coordination of operations. … Read More
Local news agency Global BC reached out to tap into Echosec’s vault of experience recently. Mike Anderson, our lead product engineer, lent his considerable knowledge of information and network security to Global to help decipher the nuances of Crypto-wall. Cyrpto-wall is a new type of ransom malware that will take your information hostage, and only release it upon payment, hence ransom. … Read More
All too familiar these days, you wake up to the news responding to another horrifying event somewhere in the world. Whether it’s the actions of the Islamic State, rising tension in North Korea, or invasion in Ukraine, modern news stories are as disturbing as they are real. Most recently, the world bore witness to a terror attack in Paris. An … Read More
Bullying is changing. Are you keeping up? Schools, universities, and colleges have changed in the last 10 years. Technology in schools has enabled better access to knowledge and resources than ever before. Mobile phones, messaging applications, and social media control how we communicate. Sadly, they have also become a platform for bullying. Cyber-bullying is a very real problem and is … Read More
Whether you are in security, journalism, public safety, or the military, when a crisis hits, all hands are on deck. This fact was readily apparent after the shooting near the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa on Wednesday. What do you do when a crisis occurs? What is your first step? If you are like me, you either check your twitter feed, … Read More
In an age of viral information, filtering through it becomes a full time job. The Echosec blog wants to help. What information is available? What data can you access? Which data sets should you be monitoring? We aim to educate and inform professionals in the security, law enforcement, and investigative space. Learn from experts in each of the respective fields. Social media … Read More
Echosec was recently recognized by DigiBC as one of the Top 25 Innovative Tech Companies in British Columbia.
CEO, Karl Swannie, is featured in this piece by the Victoria Times Colonist. Emphasis is placed on how location-based social media monitoring is making a difference in the community.