Encryption Security

Deciphering Large File Sharing, Sending, Storage (Part 2)

October 27, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

As we discussed in a recent article, “Deciphering Large File Sharing, Sending, Storage (Part 1)”, email is not naturally well suited for sending file attachments of more than ten megabytes. One can never be sure if the recipient’s system will accept very large attachment transmissions. In this follow-up, we provide a [...]

Deciphering Large File Sharing, Sending, Storage (Part 1)

October 26, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

As many know, email is not naturally well suited for sending file attachments of more than ten megabytes. One can never be sure if the recipient’s system will accept very large attachment transmissions. Sharing family photos? No problem. There are lots of tools to send these. Sharing sensitive business files that are too large to send by normal email? Well, you might want to consider more specialized large file sharing services. Certain large file sending and sharing to [...]

Sec Reg A+: The Industry Now Has A Level of Comfort with New Financing Tools

October 10, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

While Title IV of The Jobs Act (Reg A+), the amended and expanded securities regulation, changed in mid-2015, organizations have been slow to change their processes until there was a clear understanding of how to use these new funding tools and stay in compliance. The Industry now has comfort with these new financing efficiencies – that now allow accredited and non-accredited investors to fund startup businesses. And, Internet criminals now understand that t [...]

Your Childhood Best Friend and The Yahoo Hack

September 29, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Who was your childhood best friend? While the recent Yahoo hack garnered headlines for a variety of reasons (even though the hack is reported to have occurred years ago), what may turn out to have more of a lasting impact on your cybersecurity is the compromising of the security questions and answers that websites use to verify your identity. As Yahoo reports, “In some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers” were stolen. Know more: [...]

SEC Whistleblower Suits: Lawyers Are Cashing In

September 16, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Lawyers are collecting millions in contingency fees from whistleblower lawsuits. The SEC Whistleblower Program has awarded over $107 million to 33 individuals in the last five years.  As the penalties grow and the SEC collects more funds, whistleblower staff and resources also grow. On August 30, 2016, a tipster received an award totally over $22 million as part of a $80 million settlement with Monsanto. That tipster and former Monsanto employee was represented by Phillips &am [...]

Self-Driving Cars — Accelerating into an Uncertain Future

September 12, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Just a decade ago, self-driving cars were relegated to science fiction and the dreams of a handful of technologists. Today, self-driving cars are already on the roads. Uber is using them to pick up passengers in Pittsburgh. Self-driving features are built into the latest models of Mercedes, BMW, and of course, Tesla – although these cars still require a human driver to be attentive and ready to assume manual control at any moment. In recent months, we’ve seen a number of [...]

Tips for Staying Cyber Safe on The Road

August 26, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Next week marks the last official week of summer vacation. It is likely also the beginning of your “back to work” business travel. Business travellers should note these specific precautions when conducting business transactions from the road, especially if you are likely to be more focused on the speed of getting things done rather than security. Be vigilant when using public Wi-Fi networks available from airports, hote [...]

Shadow Brokers Release NSA Hacking Tools to The Public

August 18, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

A hacking group called Shadow Brokers has reportedly stolen powerful hacking tools from the Equation Group, a hacking group believed to be NSA-backed and responsible for many of the largest state-level hacks in history. On Saturday, Shadow Brokers released a subset of [...]

Preventing An “Assange October Surprise”

August 11, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Does your news feed closely resemble the plot of a Russian spy novel? It certainly might if you’ve been following the recent drama and mudslinging between the Democrats, the Russian government, the FBI, and the CIA, following the public release of private DNC emails. And that’s before the warnings of an “October Surprise” promised by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is threatening to release more confidential emails before the November election. Who needs fiction? [...]

DNC Leak: Russian Hackers or Inside Job?

July 26, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

…and does it change the result? Who is responsible for the recent Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) hack and resulting emails published on WikiLeaks? Russian hackers are suspected and the FBI is investigating, but Russia adamantly denies involvement. The hackers could be from the same group who stole DNC’s oppositional research about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in mid-June. Perhaps, the perpetrator is simply a DNC employee or subcontractor disen [...]