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IST Announces New Personnel, New Initiative

In a continuation of our rapid growth, IST is extremely excited to announce the hiring of Megan Stifel as our Chief Strategy Officer, and the addition of Yaël Eisenstat to co-lead our new Digitally Influenced Democracy Initiative (DIDI). Megan comes to us with years of experience pioneering international cyber policy in government, and most recently […]

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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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