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Setting the Standard for the Alternative Investment Industry – Backstop Solutions User Conference

CIT Presents at Backstop Solutions User Conference The concepts of risk, information management, cybersecurity, 3rd party due diligence, and vendor management are nothing new for the Alternative Investment industry. One of the investment industry’s leading software technology companies, Backstop Solutions, brought these topics center stage during their user conference in Chicago, IL. Backstop is the…

KRACK-vulnerability

What You Need to Know about KRACK Attacks

Taking a deeper look at the KRACK Wireless Vulnerability Background In May of 2017, security researcher Mathy Vanhoef published a technical paper outlining a potentially catastrophic vulnerability within an encryption protocol used within Wireless Computer Networks. This vulnerability has taken the “protected” out of Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) Wireless Networks. Those networks, both corporate…

Cybersecurity and the manhattan project

How the Security at the Manhattan Project and Modern Cybersecurity aren’t so very different

How the Development of the Atomic Bomb relates to Cybersecurity First, I should point out that this blog isn’t trying to make some analogous connection between the dangers, power, or destructive forces involved with nuclear weapons and cybersecurity.  (Although the parallels are there… but we’ll just put that aside for the moment.) What I hope…

is my copier spying on me

Is My Copier Spying on Me?

Vulnerabilities in IoT As the phrase “Internet of Things” or IoT enters our cultural vernacular, many wonder what this new term means. The Internet of Things Simply put, IoT is the term given to connecting non-traditional devices to a computer network – most notably the Internet. Businesses have been connecting “things” to the network for…

Popcorn Time ransomware

Christmas is for Sharing the “Nasty Way” – WHAT?!?!

Popcorn Time Ransomware   Merry Christmas! Just in time for the holidays, a new piece of ransomware is turning heads in the malware security community, but perhaps not for the reasons you might expect. The freshly discovered Popcorn Time ransomware spins a tale nearly as compelling as the illegal movies streaming on the bittorrent client…