IWP's Cyber Articles

COVID-19 Virus: Facing a World of Disinformation

The CORVID 19 virus is not only creating a pandemic in the physical world but is now affecting the cyber realm. Price gouging, disinformation, and hacking tools are malicious hackers' weapons of choice in this chaotic time. United States (US) officials accused Russia of spreading disinformation beginning in mid-January (Schneier & Bourdeaux, 2020), because the Russians started to amplify the anti-vaccination movement utilizing social media... Read on

To NIST/SANS or not to NIST/SANS? That is the Cyber Question.

It has been said,“there are two types of organizations: those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked.” If your organization has not been the victim of a Ransomware demand, count yourself lucky.

There are many tactical frameworks available to prepare for such an event. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The Center for Internet Security (CIS) Top 20 Critical Security Controls... Read on

Cyber and Counter-Intelligence: was this the world's first malware sighting?

In January 1982, President Ronald Reagan approved a CIA plan to sabotage the economy of the Soviet Union through covert transfers of technology that contained hidden malfunctions, including software that later triggered a huge explosion in a Siberian natural gas pipeline, according to a new memoir by a Reagan White House official.

At the time, the United States was attempting to block Western Europe from importing Soviet natural gas. There were also signs that the Soviets were trying to steal a wide variety of Western technology... Read on