Hacking The City of Dallas’ Infrastructure: Phreaking The Emergency Management System

If you were sleeping in Dallas, Texas on the night of Saturday, April 8th, 2017, you may have had a rude awakening. At approximately, 11:42 PM that night, Dallas’ emergency warning system unexpectedly became active. Sirens that are normally used to alert citizens of an impending emergency turned on with a blaring screech. This wasn’t[…]

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Might Be An Opportunity to Strengthen Your Small-to-Medium Business’ Cyber Security Strategy

On August 24th, 2017 Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas Gulf Coast. Its effects were felt as far as the 200 miles away in the Austin metropolitan area. Depending on the sources at any given time, it appears to have taken the lives of upwards of 65 Americans. Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, stated that recovery[…]

Defense in Depth: The Key to Achieving Cyber Resiliency

For our first formal blog post, we want to start off with the concept of “defense in depth”. Defense in depth is an Information Assurance principle where multiple defenses, placed in a coherent sequence, are believed to provide a reasonable level of cybersecurity in comparison to an incoherent ad-hoc system. A good metaphor to illustrate defense[…]