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Cryptocurrencies – Real or Perceived Value? Cryptocurrencies – Real or Perceived Value?

Cryptocurrencies – Real or Perceived Value?

Wanted to share my latest Kingsville Observer article published today: “Cryptocurrencies getting lots of celebrity hype, but are they worth the investment?” This is a topic I get asked frequently...
The Future of AI: Generational tendencies related to decision processing The Future of AI: Generational tendencies related to decision processing

The Future of AI: Generational tendencies related to decision processing

Pleased to have another peer-reviewed article published with Henry Stewart Publications.  Partnered with Dr. Robert Cadigan of Boston University once again to address our decisions related to AI, looking at...
Boston University Alum article about my Kingsville Observer column Boston University Alum article about my Kingsville Observer column

Boston University Alum article about my Kingsville Observer column

Another hearty thanks to Boston University for mentioning my column in the Kingsville Observer and books. Wonderful to be recognized alongside so many great BU alum achievers. View the annoucement...
Keeping the Cyber Grinch at bay! Keeping the Cyber Grinch at bay!

Keeping the Cyber Grinch at bay!

The holiday season is a special time for all – shoppers, and cybercriminals alike! Canadians will spend over $30B while shopping during the holiday season – Americans over $200B, all...
Boston University Intel Brief second interview – October 2022 Boston University Intel Brief second interview – October 2022

Boston University Intel Brief second interview – October 2022

Honored to have been featured for a second time in Boston University’s “Intel Brief” magazine. As I continue my work with BU, I continue to be impressed by the university,...
Published article in new Journal of AI, Robotics & Workplace Automation Published article in new Journal of AI, Robotics & Workplace Automation

Published article in new Journal of AI, Robotics & Workplace Automation

Pleased to have been invited to co-author an article with Dr. Robert Cadigan of Boston University for the new journal of AI, Robotics & Workplace Automation that will be released...
Beware the Internet of Things (IoT) Beware the Internet of Things (IoT)

Beware the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere.  It is in our homes, vehicles, buildings, manufacturing lines, and incorporated into nearly every smart device we own. While there are many advantages...
Phishing remains the top vehicle for scammers Phishing remains the top vehicle for scammers

Phishing remains the top vehicle for scammers

Cybercriminals continue to use various forms of phishing as the top method of scamming people.  From spear phishing, to vishing, SmShing, Angler phishing, and Cat Phishing, to the potentially most...
2021 International White Hat Conference 2021 International White Hat Conference

2021 International White Hat Conference

Very excited to have been invited as a student paper discussant at the upcoming 2021 White Hat Conference June 1 – 2, 2021. Based on last year’s conference, this will...
Cybercrime – A Low Risk, High Reward Crime for Cybercriminals Cybercrime – A Low Risk, High Reward Crime for Cybercriminals

Cybercrime – A Low Risk, High Reward Crime for Cybercriminals

The odds of getting caught for committing a cybercrime are very low – some suggest as low as 1%.  Given these odds, it is small wonder why so many engage...
Racism and Hate Crimes Must Stop!!! Racism and Hate Crimes Must Stop!!!

Racism and Hate Crimes Must Stop!!!

The posting of malicious attacks on social media platforms can have a detrimental effect on those targeted.  Fortunately in this case, the local citizens in Kingsville Ontario are supporting the...

Even a small amount of personal data can be worth much to a cyber-thief

Interesting article related to the value of stolen birthdays, social security numbers, usernames and passwords…Just another reminder of where this information can end up and how it can be used...
Beware of social engineered Covid-based hiring scams Beware of social engineered Covid-based hiring scams

Beware of social engineered Covid-based hiring scams

Social Engineering at its best! The Covid pandemic has generated a significant amount of scams utilizing social engineering.  These scams have reached unprecedented levels of creativity, to the point that...
IT World Canada article on Social Engineering and RESCAT IT World Canada article on Social Engineering and RESCAT

IT World Canada article on Social Engineering and RESCAT

Howard Solomon, recognized leader in IT reporting, just published an article on my RESCAT theory, as well as other issues related to cybercrime and social engineering. What is social engineering...
Another Fake Amazon Prime Phishing Attack Another Fake Amazon Prime Phishing Attack

Another Fake Amazon Prime Phishing Attack

These guys are really good!!! Received the following email today requesting my to provide my credit card info to Amazon, as (apparently), my Prime membership is coming up for renewal,...
BEWARE – AMAZON PRIME PHISHING EMAIL SCAM BEWARE – AMAZON PRIME PHISHING EMAIL SCAM

BEWARE – AMAZON PRIME PHISHING EMAIL SCAM

Not a very creative scam…But it will catch (too) many!!! Received a spam email today.  Let’s go through it… Message read as follows: Let’s look at a few things that...
Emotet-based Social Engineering skills through malware becoming more powerful Emotet-based Social Engineering skills through malware becoming more powerful

Emotet-based Social Engineering skills through malware becoming more powerful

Cybercriminals are getting smarter in how they try to trick UoT into falling prey to a social engineered cyberattack. Through Emotet – ” a Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) cybercrime operation that’s rented...
The importance of installing security patches The importance of installing security patches

The importance of installing security patches

This article from ZDNet, while technical in nature, highlights one of the most important issues that can significantly reduce rates of cyber-victimization – ensuring that security patches, once verified as...
Organizations under pressure from Ransomware attacks Organizations under pressure from Ransomware attacks

Organizations under pressure from Ransomware attacks

As organizations continue to struggle to stay afloat during the pandemic, cybercriminals are becoming more aggressive than ever, preying upon businesses by launching more ransomware attacks, in efforts to take...
Boston University Alumni presentation Boston University Alumni presentation

Boston University Alumni presentation

I was honored to be able to do a global webinar for my alma mater, Boston University on October 27, 2018.  While alum were the targeted audience, current students and...
Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

Cybercriminals are being blamed for potentially causing the death of a patient after allegedly having erroneously delivered a ransomware attack to the wrong target – a hospital instead of a...