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In recent years, a combination of Onion routing and the Tor network have allowed users stay hidden with great internet privacy. This is appealing to many people concerned about increasing widespread and sophisticated internet surveillance. Unfortunately, it also provides an environment for hackers and internet fraudsters to flourish. Such locations are sometimes referred to as the “Darknet”.
Onion routing provides anonymous network communication by sending encrypted messages through multiple network nodes, referred to as onion routers. Since each onion router removes a portion of the encrypted message to reveal additional routing instructions, the analogy to peeling an onion is appropriate.
Tor is free software network that uses onion routing to direct Internet traffic through a free volunteer network that conceals a user’s location or usage from any network surveillance or traffic analysis. Tor began as project by the US Naval Research Labs and is currently operated by a legitimate non-profit project in the US. The Tor project organization asserts that it provides a valuable service for people who seek anonymity for legitimate reasons, including political activists, the media and their sources, the military and law enforcement.
According to the Tor web site: “Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.”
While Internet privacy is a legitimate, even noble purpose, it’s no wonder Tor started attracting a criminal element as well.
Earlier this month, we posted an article about the banking virus ZeuS which uses Tor for communication. The latest malware discovery being widely discussed in Internet security circles also relies on Tor to communicate with its clients and is nicknamed Chewbacca.
Chewbacca is a banking Trojan that steals victims login credentials and uses Tor to disguise its command and control communications. Fortunately, Chewbacca does not appear to have spread widely yet. However, it is an example of double edge sword that Tor’s privacy protection offers.
Airgain unveils extended portfolio of 5G OMNIMAX Dipole series antennas for M2M and IoT apps
Airgain announced the release of its OMNIMAX Next Dipole antennas, the latest addition to Airgain’s 5G product portfolio designed to deliver ultra-wideband connectivity for 5G NR sub-6GHz IoT and M2M applications.
The OMNIMAX Next Dipole series includes 5G NR sub-6GHz products for low profile and shock resistant outdoor applications, including “salt shaker” style antennas, indoor dipole “paddle” antennas, and outdoor “candlestick” dipole antennas.
Each product is designed to blend into the environment, with flexible mounting options while providing ultra-wideband connectivity for virtually any indoor or outdoor cellular module, modem, or gateway. The 5G ready OMNIMAX Next Dipole series provides future-proof performance, with backward compatibility from 5G to 4G and 3G global frequency bands.
“Supporting sub-6GHz 5G, particularly the lower bands approaching 600MHz, is challenging for the form factors of these products,” said Kevin Thill, Airgain’s Senior Vice President of Engineering.
“These antennas achieve excellent broadband performance without compromising the form factor, while outperforming competing solutions that we have seen in the market today. These antennas feature a unique and patent pending Coplanar Waveguide feed, which is key to enabling the ultra-wideband performance in the given form factors.
“We are excited to offer the expansion of our product portfolio of 5G ready antennas designed to accommodate wider bandwidth requirements demanded by 5G. The OMNIMAX Next Dipole series provides a cost-effective solution while delivering dependable quality.”
Building on Airgain’s antenna design expertise of CENTURION Next, the industry’s first 9-in-1 5G and Wi-Fi 6 fleet antenna, the OMNIMAX Next Dipole series includes 617 MHz to 6 GHz wideband cellular 5G support. OMNIMAX Indoor Dipole Next, OMNIMAX Outdoor Dipole Next, and M2M SN Next are available through our trusted channel partners or direct at 1-855-AIRGAIN.
You Are The Weakest Link
Tom Finan on human imperfection and cyber security culture
A craftsman never blames their tools. It is not the systems that ultimately fail cyber security professionals- it’s the people. Insider threats do abound but more often than malfeasance, misfeasance is the key to a breach. It wasn’t the firewall that failed Capitol One, it was a misconfiguration. Tom Finan dives in on culure vs. strategy quoting both Peter Drucker and…Barbara Streisand.
Covid 19 has changed 2020 in unprecedented ways in how we work, live our lives, and measure Cyber Risk. Listen to Episode #141 of Task Force 7 Radio as the Cyber Growth Leader from Willis Towers Watson, Tom Finan and Co-Host Andy Bonillo dive into how the “Cyber Security Superheroes” are working together to manage the human element during the pandemic. As claims data shows, effective Cyber Risk prevention and mitigation is largely a people problem. In response, companies need to assess and analyze the elements of their cultures that shape both positive and negative cyber attitudes and behaviors that makes the human element one of the largest risks to a company.
Axio360 platform to provide holistic view and identify financial impact of risk for Archer’s clients
Axio announced a strategic partnership with cybersecurity consulting firm Archer. This partnership will merge Archer’s expertise in critical infrastructure protection with the Axio360 platform and allow clients to measure cyber risk exposure in financial terms and manage their cybersecurity program from a holistic point of view.
The Axio360 platform will assist Archer’s clients in identifying cyber risks across business units and threat vectors that may not have previously been considered. The platform estimates all-in costs of exposure and evaluates how specific controls and mitigations will reduce risk.
“The Axio platform was built to fundamentally redefine how organizations solve cybersecurity problems. Our intention is to enable business-centric decision-making by putting the risk in financial terms,” said Brendan T. Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President of Channels & Partnerships for Axio.
“Our operating system aligns all key constituents and delivers clarity in real-time. This partnership with Archer allows our software to make critical infrastructure safer and more secure.”
“This partnership allows our asset owners to receive tailored recommendations from Axio and our dedicated team. For the first time, our clients will be able to measure their cybersecurity program and benchmark it across their industry peers,” stated Patrick C. Miller, Managing Partner for Archer.
“This collaboration will help the overall assessment and understanding of cybersecurity risk for critical infrastructure.”
Axio360’s methodology and software empowers organizations to continuously answer the four most critical questions for cyber risk:
- What’s my exposure in financial terms?
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