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Author: Nathan Sorrentino

Nate is a Marketing Manager at STEALTHbits and has worked in the IT Security industry for  6 years.
Political Hacks (The Cyber Kind): Colin Powell and the DNC

Political Hacks (The Cyber Kind): Colin Powell and the DNC

In politics, information is power. Just one small comment or suggestion from a candidate or figure held in high esteem can potentially sway entire elections. Politicians also hold access to a treasure trove of sensitive information, not intended for the masses. That’s why Hillary Clinton’s private server fiasco is such a big deal in the eyes of many. But with the leaks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails, and more recently, the hack of Colin Powell’s account, can we really…

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Delta Airlines, Stuxnet, and the Internet of Things

Delta Airlines, Stuxnet, and the Internet of Things

We live in a very connected world, and it’s only becoming more connected. Every day I see more and more commercials etching us further toward the “home of the future.” Not long ago would it have been unthinkable to see commercials for a Wi-fi enabled refrigerator complete with a massive touch screen (presented by America’s favorite celebrity couple) or a thermostat controlled by your phone. Now, not a day goes by that I don’t see Alec Baldwin pitching an Amazon…

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Hacking America’s Pastime

Hacking America’s Pastime

All it took was one recycled password. If you haven’t heard the news yet, former executive for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team Christopher Correa has officially been sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking. This victim in this case? (Former) Rival team the Houston Astros and their internal database/communications hub aptly named “Ground Control.” So how does something like this happen? Baseball is supposed to be a game of integrity and sportsmanship! Well, it’s important to remember that America’s…

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Higher Education, Higher Risk

Higher Education, Higher Risk

Higher education is tough, and not just for the students attending and sleeping through early morning classes. Most people do not and never will know about the underlying challenges institutions must tackle in the face of compliance. On top of having to deal with thousands of young, rowdy, and generally inebriated students on a daily basis, they also must comply with the many government standards that are put before them, or be forced take the brunt of costly monetary penalties…

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Downtime – It’s Not Always Enjoyable

Downtime – It’s Not Always Enjoyable

Downtime – It can be both a good and a bad thing. This, of course, depends greatly upon the context of the situation that the word is being used in. For example, having a little downtime while lounging on a sunny beach in Hawaii, sipping Pina Coladas and listening to classic rock is a much different scenario than having infrastructure downtime caused by a catastrophic change in Active Directory. In one case, the worst possible result may be a little…

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StealthINTERCEPT – “SIEM”-ply the Best

StealthINTERCEPT – “SIEM”-ply the Best

It’s not every day you can take two things that are independently great and combine them to create something truly extraordinary. Although examples of this momentous event through history range, from a simple cellphone being given the power of a small computer, to the monumental revelation of combining a nacho cheese Dorito chip with a hard-shell taco – we have been shown that this is a rarity, with only few exceptions being able to achieve the accomplishment. And now, STEALTHbits…

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Tis the Season to be Compliant

Tis the Season to be Compliant

There’s no denying it’s that magical time of the year again. One can sense in the air all around them the graceful falling of snowflakes, the soothing tones of seasonal choruses, the faint smell of fresh pine, and, of course, the blaring car horns and shouted expletives of drivers stuck in traffic trying to get to their local mall. Yes, I am obviously referring to the gradual and upcoming end of the 2013 holiday shopping season – a time that,…

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Remember, Remember…

Remember, Remember…

Remember, remember the 5th of November! If you’re a fan of the film “V for Vendetta” or just happened to know a thing or two about history, this phrase likely popped into your head as you looked at the calendar this morning, realizing that today marks the yearly occasion known as Guy Fawkes Day. For those of you that don’t know, this holiday came to be in early England, where a man named Guy Fawkes was arrested on November 5th…

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

As 2013 begins to wrap itself up and the planning for this year’s “wilder-than-last-year” New Year’s Eve Party moves into the execution phase, many will reflect upon the events of the last 365 days. More specifically, people all around the world will ponder whether or not they were, in fact, able to finally accomplish whatever resolution they had previous put before themselves exactly one year ago. Some will look back and have feelings of achievement. Some (many) will look back…

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CSSF 13/554 Decoded

CSSF 13/554 Decoded

One of the many undeniable facts of the 21st century is that we live in a time of ever-expanding globalization. People everywhere are connected. Events that occur at opposite ends of the earth can make ripples in various places across the entire world. So, when a document from the “Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier” in Luxembourg entitled, “Circular CSSF 13/554” (CSSF for short) came across our desks earlier last week, we dove right into it. Finding the translation of…

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