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ThreatSTOP Revolutionizes Security Industry with New Blockchain Offering

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In the past few years, we’ve seen a radical shift from traditional paradigms in transactions. With the emergence of blockchain, decentralized peer-to-peer transactions have replaced typical financial arrangements and revolutionized the financial world. In a few short years, the landscape for financial institutions has radically changed. Yet, the surface has barely been scratched in the ways blockchains can disrupt other entrenched industries. Enterprises have two choices, adopt the blockchain or be left in the stone age. The question is, why should your security program be any different?

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The High Price of Not STFU: Guccifer 2.0 Reportedly Identified

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Recently, we learned that it seems authorities have identified our friend, Guccifer 2.0. The main mechanism for this is that through Guccifer 2.0’s frequent communications via Twitter and ProtonMail, on one occasion he neglected to notice he was not connected to his favorite VPN service, Elite VPN. This means authorities were able to get his actual IP address when he was communicating openly while engaging in his portion of the influence operation.

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My Conversations with Guccifer 2.0 & the Surprising Election Influence Operations

As attention turns to the cyber threats facing 2018's midterm elections, we're learning hard lessons from what went down in 2016. (Plus, what we can presumably except coming up) There were multiple aspects to my research and human intelligence operations exploring what was going on behind the scenes in 2016, but this article focuses on only one, Guccifer 2.0.

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