Kate Scarcella

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The Anatomy of a Cybersecurity Attack I have felt lately like we, in the cyber security community, are failing at our posts.  Our clients are suffering from real day to day cybersecurity threats, turning off their computers at night, to wake up to the same scenario that they just left. We keep saying if you…

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Covid-19 and the Data There is a lot of misinformation about Covid-19.  I am fortunate to work with, what I consider, the best data modeling tool presently available.  Interset, is the name of the technology, which is being used to help provide a predictive model for Covid-19.  What is Interset?  How do I use it…

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Defend Forward The cybersecurity community has had a Defense in Depth strategy for well over a decade.  What does that mean? From a practical home application, Defense in Depth, would start with a fence around your property as an example, then a lock on all points of entry into the house, such as doors and…

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Covid-19 and Changes to the Cybersecurity Landscape Covid-19 has changed the cybersecurity threat landscape. Often, the cybersecurity community looks to reduce the attack surface and provide less opportunity for bad actors. But Covid-19 has opened a very wide door and Advance Persistent Threats are on the rise, targeting businesses and individuals. Personally, I have had…

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What Does the Data Tell Us? We have a belief that more data equals better decisions. But many times the data that we receive is not accurate and complete, and we are only getting a partial view of what we really need to know, in order to make solid decisions. Recently, it was discovered that…

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IoT It Is the Data not the Device  The Internet of Things, IoT, is a game changer for businesses that are able to define use cases that will not only provide data critical to their business model, but will strategically help them to quickly identify opportunities. In order to achieve the results from business, IT…

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The Weight of Mobility I have a love/hate relationship with the mobile phone.  I appreciate and am fascinated by how a smart phone works, but hate the invasion into our personal life. Have you seen what is happening in China? In order to initiate new mobile phone service, the customer must submit to a facial…

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Our Smart Phones are Listening Lately, I have noticed that I am receiving adds for items, that I have spoken about but have not searched for on the Internet. At first, I thought it was just a coincidence, but it has happened too many times for us to ignore. It has led me to wonder;…

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Industry 4.0 I remember, while in school, being fascinated by the Industrial Revolution; so much so that when I returned to visit my grandmother, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the roll of film, which I shot, was of smokestacks from Bethlehem Steel not of her and I. The Industrial Revolution 1.0, mechanized and created industry, which altered…

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“Danger, Will Robinson”   I love technology and believe it is vital for children to be engaged in it, at an early age. Recently, I asked my seven year old great-niece, what is a computer; and she responded perfectly: “They tell you what to do.” I immediately thought, I have some reprograming to do here.…