Posts By Jean-Paul Bergeaux

Jul 30, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

The “WMDs” and “Snipers” of Today’s Cyber Wars

The “WMDs” and “Snipers” of Today’s Cyber Wars
In war, there is an immense difference between the crude methods of the indiscriminate destruction of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and that of a well-trained sniper on a well-funded, highly planned mission.  WMDs leave catastrophic chaos, and make it clear to everyone something big happened. It is more about fear than accomplishing...

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Jul 17, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Hackers are Using Magician’s Tricks on Feds

In magic, the name of the game is miss-direction.  Magicians want you to pay attention to one hand while their other hand performs the trick. It’s aptly called, “sleight of hand.”  Cyber bad guys are doing the same thing. Joint Chiefs chairman Martin Dempsey recently said that in just a one-month period, Department of Defense networks...

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Jul 02, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Roll Out The Red Carpet: Cyber Attack Defenders Premiers Second Video in “Hacked: The Series”

Roll Out The Red Carpet: Cyber Attack Defenders Premiers Second Video in “Hacked: The Series”
On June 12th, Cyber Attack Defenders hosted a red-carpet premier of the second video in “Hacked: The Series” at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner, VA. The event brought out the who’s who of the cyber security community, which included executives from McAfee, NetApp, RiverBed, RSA, Forescout, Securonix, Vormetric and VMware, and much...

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Jun 27, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Truly Enhance Your Cyber Security Infrastructure

Infomercials are infamous for claiming that their product will replace all other prior products you have, and that it will be the last ones you’ll ever need. Most people, however, react with an eye roll.  Along with many government customers, I certainly roll my eyes when I hear the same thing from the latest “hot” security vendor.  So...

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Jun 09, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Two Malware Driven Networks Reinforce Urgent Need to Run Security Tests

Last week, two hacker networks were seized by international law enforcement agencies. The malware-driven network, called “Gameover Zeus,” lifted banking credentials from up to 1 million infected Microsoft Windows computers. Using Cryptolocker malware, the second network took command of more than 234,000 computers, demanding ransom payments to...

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Jun 05, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

New Study: 97 Percent of All Networks Have Been Breached

In the world of cybersecurity, we all live under the auspices that network breaches are very common.  However, in the past, we have mainly had professional surveys and educated estimates of how many organizations have been impacted by cyber threats. That is until now.  FireEye’s recent cybersecurity assessment report, which monitored 1,614...

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May 15, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Q&A with Jean-Paul Bergeaux: Need for Advanced and Cost-Effective Cyber Solutions

As federal agencies are considerably challenged from a highly advanced cyber threat landscape, there is a critical need for procuring the right solutions for staying one-step-ahead of the bad guys. However, the big question is how can agencies do this when budgetary resources are extremely low, and the threat vector is very high. FedConnects...

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May 13, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Mind the Gap!

Anyone who has been on London’s mass transit has heard that the expression “Mind the Gap,” which refers to the gap between the platform and the passenger cars in the “the tube.”  But to me it has another meaning, which is finding the gap between customers’ needs and what is offered in the marketplace. SwishData established its formal...

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