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May 12, 2021, 1:30 PM
How to Prevent the Next Pipeline or Infrastructure Cyber Attack
The oil industry is still reeling from the recent Colonial Pipeline cyber attack. According to media reports, a ransomware attack by a hacker group shut down the pipeline. A week after the attack, 7% of gas stations in Virginia...
May 7, 2021, 1:18 PM
Physical World Hacking – the New Frontier of Cybercrime
Cybercrime cost businesses and governments over $1 trillion in 2020, according to security software company McAfee. When we speak of cybercrime, we refer to damage to digital assets – computer files. Cybercrime is quickly moving from the digital world...
Jan 1, 2021, 12:36 PM
2021 Is Going Be a Great Year for Startup Nation Israel
“I've got a feeling 21 is going to be a good year, especially if you and me see it in together” The first lyrics from The Who’s rock opera Tommy should serve as the first verse of our journey into...
Dec 25, 2020, 2:07 PM
When Does a Cyber Attack Become an Act of War?
The recent SolarWinds cyber attack raises a profound new question for policymakers. When does a nation-state cyber attack become an act of war? In this article, I will review the policy aspect of cyber attacks and purposely put aside legal...
Dec 20, 2020, 12:28 PM
How Startups Can Avoid a SolarWinds Cyber Attack
It looks like a nation-state attacker found a loophole and hacked its way into US government computers. While the damage is still being assessed, startups can learn lessons right now from the cyber-attack. Group Think Is Fail Think “Everyone is using...
Dec 11, 2020, 7:35 PM
Industrial Cybersecurity – the Next Big Crime Wave
Introducing, “industrial cybersecurity” - the next crime wave. Yet another multi-syllable geek term? Not so fast. Remember when you first heard the word “Covid-19” about a year ago? Did you think you would be “living the Covid experience” a...
Dec 6, 2020, 5:48 PM
The Rise and Upcoming Fall of Ransomware
Ransomware is all over the news. Israeli insurance company Shirbit is responding to a ransomware attack as of this writing. The attackers are demanding millions of dollars (paid in Bitcoin of course). They are releasing and dumping private customer...
Mar 16, 2020, 12:14 PM
Pass the Corona slowdown time at home with these fun online activities!
Looks like we are going to have “too much time on our hands” for the next few weeks or more. Anyone who lives in Israel for over a decade has experience during national emergencies. There is no better place...
Mar 22, 2019, 12:11 PM
8 signs your startup is in trouble!
If predicting which startups would succeed were easy, we would all be millionaires. Many successful startups have experienced every last one of these trouble signs yet still made it to the finish line with a successful exit. Many more...
Oct 13, 2018, 11:43 AM
“Crime Doesn’t Pay” Thanks To Technology
With all the recent news about the "sins" of tech companies, let's take a look at the positive side. There's never been a worse time to commit a crime online. Let's start with the Manafort case. Paul Manafort and Rick...
Kenny Sahr is a startup marketing executive. His first startup, founded in 1996, was featured in Time Magazine and on 60 Minutes. Kenny moved to Israel from Miami, Florida. In his spare time, he is an avid music collector and traveler.