August 8, 2018

2018 update on cybersecurity for local governments.  This year marks the rise of the new threat to Local Government from nation states and the new risks to local governments.  Costs for suffering cyber-attacks can be crippling to local governments. In addition, 93% of...

August 7, 2018

A popular attack or threat vector for cybercriminals is to send an email pretending to be from a top-level executive or in the case of local governments the City Manager.  The email is designed to manipulate an employee to disclose information, transfer money, or click...

August 7, 2018

People often ask for advice regarding information security or cybersecurity policies.  For the remainder of this article, I will use cybersecurity and information security interchangeably.  Nearly always it is a loaded question, exactly what do they mean by policy?   C...

August 2, 2018

Cyber scams and online fraud continue to evolve.  Law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals try to prevent online fraud by educating people on the typical methods used by cybercriminals and fraudsters.  Criminals respond necessarily by continuously changing their...

August 1, 2018

Here is a few videos about how to catch people who are lying. This is useful if you are an investigator or auditor. Deception is a key for criminals and fraudsters. The need to get to the truth is important for any investigator or auditor. How can you determine if some...

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