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The Many Faces Of Cryptocurrency

While it may be a bit harsh to label it the currency of crime, Bitcoin and its dozens of cryptocash cousins certainly have an underworld appeal. Profit-motivated cybercriminals are drawn to its decentralised nature and the anonymity that it affords. Cryptocurrency also simplifies cashing out for the bad guys, and the potential for extortion through ransomware and attacks on unsecured exchanges grows exponentially as digital cash inches toward the mainstream. It has become a multi-billion-dollar enterprise. The range of threats associated with the abuse of cryptocurrency extends from the relatively petty—malware dropping mining software on compromised machines—to the sublime—nation-states accused of stripping exchanges clean for the purposes of funding state-sponsored espionage. It’s a hars......

Q&A: Annette Dow, CEO, BRI

Binary Research International (BRI) is a provider of Software Support Services and solutions. It’s also the brains behind the world’s first software cloning utility, Ghost. In June of 1998, as the result of Symantec announcing the acquisition of Binary Research, BRI was spun off into an independent, privately-owned company which continues to sell and support Symantec Ghost. BRI is still considered to be the prime repository of Symantec Ghost sales knowledge. We spoke to the company’s CEO, Annette Dow, to find out more about this innovative company. Tell us a bit about your job role Possibly contrary to popular opinion, being the CEO and part-owner of a small company is NOT about sitting in your office drinking coffee, going to meetings, having lunch and issuing edicts. What I should be doi......

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