Politicians, Twitter, and the Public Record

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:57
Politicians, Twitter, and the Public Record
Politicians, Twitter, and the Public Record

Politicians across the world have embraced Twitter as a way to directly connect with the public.  It’s common for political offices to have an official account that is passed along to the next official. However, in recent years, we’re seeing a new trend: politicians issuing messages about official duties, but from an “unofficial” account. It might be a personal account that the official had before assuming office, or it might be an account that appeared outside official channels.


How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:37
How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media
How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media

Social media, a new technology which once promised to bring the world together, is now being used to drive divisions in society. A recent news article detailed how Russian bots exploited mentions of Molly Tibbetts's death to distract from the Paul Manafort verdict are part of a coordinated campaign. Here at SafeGuard Cyber, we have spent months studying these bots.


Digital Thug Life

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:00
Digital Thug Life
Digital Thug Life

Street gangs are keeping it real and going virtual. 

Two known street gangs had a collective 32 members indicted on 240 counts, including charges of conspiracy to commit grand theft, hacking, computer access, fraud, grand theft, burglary and identity theft. 

Twenty-five are currently in custody, seven are fugitives and the arraignments commenced in the Sacramento Superior Court last week.

That's right, street gangs.


Smart Cities and Safety

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:48
Smart Cities and Safety
Smart Cities and Safety

With New York and San Francisco ranking as Forbes top two smart cities globally for 2017, ensuring that smart cities are cyber secure is as crucial for national security as preventing malware. 

Smart cities are in a race to increase their efficiency and tech capabilities and keep their top spot on the cyber world stage, nonetheless, they should equally be looking at ensuring their cities are as digitally safe as possible. 

New York:


Is your smart home safe?

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:39
Is your smart home safe?
Is your smart home safe?

The university of Michigan recently found that multiple smart apps and devices have far more access than they really need, to perform necessary functions. This is being termed 'overprivileged' and has caught the fervent eyes of the cyber security community. This is largely because of the gaping hole growing in IOT cyber security.

As the world of IoT expands at an exponential rate, cyber security professionals are concerned that safety is playing second fiddle to consumer desires to stockpile smart goodies.  


The Cybersecurity Scene.

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 14:01
The Cybersecurity Scene.
The Cybersecurity Scene.

With the growing sophistication of our virtual assets and increasing dependence on IoT products and cloud computing, comes real developments in the Cyber-security landscape.

This has pushed cyber-security issues and hackers into everyday life for almost every type of individual and business.

The level of sophistication of cyber-crime is reminiscent of the shift from street to organized crime. 


What Our Customers Have to Say About Us: Part 1

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:26
What Our Customers Have to Say About Us: Part 1
What Our Customers Have to Say About Us: Part 1

From a VP of IS Operations in the Manufacturing Industry

Brittany Iwata | June 22, 2018

At ExtraHop, we believe in the power of our platform to help enterprise companies solve security and performance challenges with the unprecedented visibility, definitive insight, and immediate answers that come from our unique combination of rich data, powerful analytics, and ML.


Customer Spotlight: La Trobe University Improves Application Performance and Security Across Campus

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:14
Customer Spotlight: La Trobe University Improves Application Performance and Security Across Campus
Customer Spotlight: La Trobe University Improves Application Performance and Security Across Campus

Leading Australian University Leverages ExtraHop for Visibility at Scale

Brittany Iwata | August 2, 2018

Higher education institutions are becoming more and more dependent on their networks and infrastructures to be able to deliver the best educational experiences possible. But supporting modern campuses is becoming more complex each day and schools are increasingly reliant on their IT teams to meet ever-evolving needs.