Category: cybersecurity

Digital and Physical Security Consulting and Training

Workshop: MEI Security’s Cyber Live-Fire Arena

MEI Security presents the alpha release of version 4.0 of our Cyber Live-Fire Arena. On Thursday evening, March 14 2019 (pi day) MEI Security will sponsor an online and in-person workshop for the alpha release of Arena v4.0. MEI Security’s Arena is a training environment for improving participant’s skills in attacking and/or defending servers in…
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Critical Infrastructure Security In A Hostile World

At MEI Security we frequently cover the Ukrainian power grid attack in our work with clients. This successful attack clearly demonstrates vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure. Whether it is electrical power, water treatment and delivery or communications including telephones and internet service, reliable functionality of infrastructure is critical to the smooth function of our society. This…
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The Equifax Breach: Why it’s big, and how to stay safe.

Yesterday, Equifax admitted publicly that they were breached, and that personal information was exposed for 143,000,000 U.S. Consumers.  While this is not the largest data breach in number of records exposed, it is arguably the worst data breach ever due to the type of data that criminals accessed.  Whether or not you believe that your information…
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Data Breach, Vulnerability Data on Track to Set New Records in 2017

Breach statistics continue to climb and that’s a group none of us want to be in.  “The numbers are sobering and suggest that 2017 is well on its way to becoming the worst year on record for data breaches and software vulnerabilities.”  Call MEI Security for all your cyber security consulting needs, we can help.…
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60% of Small Businesses Close After Cyber Attack

Running a small business can be hard enough, but cyber crime makes it even harder. According to multiple sources, once a business suffers a cyber attack there is a 60% chance that they will be closed, out of business within a year. [CS] [FC] [GM] This is a tough number to hear, especially given that…
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Has the Cyber Security Industry Failed

In an article on www.cnbc.com Aneri Pattani appears to be saying that the cyber security industry has failed.  Aneri refers to breach-after-breach and points to the fact that simple, old-school expoits & attack methods continue to work against newly deployed software.  While the facts are true, I believe that Aneri has missed the point completely.  I…
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Source Boston 2016 Promotion

MEI Security wants to see YOU at the Source Boston conference, May 18 and 19. Join us where Security and Business come together at Source Boston 2016, and drink in the Security know-how. Each person who signs up with the affiliate code “AFFILIATE_VIKSOLEM” gets a portable USB battery, a slide-able webcam cover, and their choice of an MEI…
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Two Cyber Security Secrets about the FBI v Apple Case

Speaking as a cyber security professional, there are two “secrets” about the FBI v Apple case that seem obvious but don’t appear to have much visibility in the news.  (1) If you want to break into an encrypted device you hire people who do that for a living not the manufacturer, and (2) if a…
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How to Get Control of Your Accounts

As we continue to use services of different companies, we end up with more and more accounts.  Getting control of all of those accounts can be a very difficult task.  Here we mention one method and explain an second one in detail. Both will work, but each one has strengths and weaknesses. The list of…
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Apple vs FBI – After They Break The Encryption

Let’s assume that Apple does help the government subvert the security of iPhones by getting them into this one device.  This is not Apple’s specialty.  I wouldn’t hire a safe builder to crack into a safe.  I’d hire a safe cracker, but that’s just more about how the government is being disingenuous when it says…
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