The Pegasus spyware made by the Israel-based company NSO Group has been used in targeted surveillance attacks against activists, journalists and businesspeople. Its details, and methods to detect it, were revealed by CitizenLab (hacks from the Bahraini government on activists) with a forensic methodology report made available by Amnesty International.
Because both the tools and the indicators of compromise are made available it’s fairly easy to do these checks yourself.
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I published an article on the IBM Security Intelligence blog : Cybersecurity Ethics: Establishing a Code for Your SOC. The article describes the dilemmas you can face when working in a SOC or doing incident response work.
The articles describes Cybersecurity Ethics Guidance Frameworks, Best Practices and a Practical Approach for Cybersecurity Ethics, including a set of commandments to adhere. For example
Do not use a computer to harm other people. Protect society and … Read more.
I had to brush up my knowledge on the blockchain technology and decided to write a piece about it on the SecurityIntelligence.com website : Will Blockchain Technology Replace Traditional Business Models?
The article contains a short introduction on what the blockchain technology is and how it works. I conclude with some remarks how blockchain technology could remove the middleman (banks, etc.) for financial transactions.
I recently had a presentation and information session for human right activists on how to secure their group communication and data sharing.
The target audience was non-technical using different operating systems (Windows, Linux and OSX) and using both default laptops and mobile devices (primarily Android based).
I uploaded the presentation to SlideShare.
Secure Communication from Koen Van Impe
In May the Belgian media reported that civil servants were accused of violating people’s right to privacy. The civil servants stand accused of consulting the state register that contains personal data on all citizens, without a proper reason to do so.
Who accessed your personal data in Belgium? You can check for yourself with an e-id and a card reader.
First close all your browser windows; Insert your card reader; Insert your e-id; Open a … Read more.