What Is Digital Forensics?

As cyber attacks and massive data leaks continue to dominate headlines, it raises the question: How do security professionals learn from these incidents to prevent attacks in the future? Forensics analysts and criminologists investigate how, where, and why criminal behavior happens, which helps us learn to prevent crime in the future. Similarly, digital forensic analysts … Continue Reading »

Information Security on a Budget: Data Classification & Data Leakage Prevention

A guest post by Zouheir Abdallah, CISA, Cyber Security – Senior Specialist Q-CERT/ictQatar This article first appeared in the “Towards a Secure Cyber Space” special publication booklet 2014-2015 of the Research & Strategic Studies Center (RSSC), Lebanese Armed Forces. Not long ago, protecting information was as easy as locking documents in suitcases and safes. Physical security was … Continue Reading »

When it comes to Cybersecurity, does fear persuade or does it paralyze?

*Special mention to Dr. Robert B. Cialdini for inspiring this post’s headline. It’s one of the “50 scientifically proven ways to be persuasive“. In his book, Dr. Cialdini writes that “when the fear-producing message describes danger but the audience is not told of clear, specific, effective means of reducing the danger, they may deal with … Continue Reading »