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Psychological Cyber Warfare: The Human Factor of Cybersecurity Breaches

Hackers and malign actors have extensively used phishing, pretexting, social proof, and other social engineering tools since the early days of the Internet. What is truly pernicious is how social engineering is fusing with ransomware attacks for incredibly destabilizing effects. 

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Ransomware Goes Prime Time on HBO

While those of us in the national security and cybersecurity communities would rather the threat not warrant a segment on HBO, the show did demonstrate that more and more people are taking ransomware seriously.

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A Most Dangerous Precedent

As digital authoritarian regimes rise across the globe, the internet has increasingly turned towards balkanization, isolating citizens within digital borders.

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