Harrison Van Riper

Strategy and Research Analyst
Harrison Van Riper
Harrison Van Riper is a Strategy and Research Analyst at Digital Shadows, providing external Digital Shadows research and insights about technology and digital risk. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University and Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management from The University of Texas at Dallas. Harrison is fascinated in the crossover between technology and crime and was previously a Senior Analyst on the Strategic Intelligence team at Digital Shadows.

Recent Posts by Harrison Van Riper

2.3 billion files exposed across online file storage technologies

December 3, 2019

Originally published May 2019 2.3 billion is a massive number. It’s hard even to wrap your head around; what do …

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Dynamic CVVs: 2FA 2Furious

November 12, 2019

  The security community is quick to highlight the benefits of two-factor authentication (2FA) when it comes to something like …

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Typosquatting and the 2020 U.S. Presidential election: Cyberspace as the new political battleground

October 16, 2019

Typosquatting. It’s a phrase most of us know in the security realm and think we’ve got our hands and minds …

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NCSC Cyber Threat Trends Report: Analysis of Attacks Across UK Industries

September 18, 2019

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently released their Incident trends report (October 2018 – April 2019) which …

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Your Data at Risk: FBI Cyber Division Shares Top Emerging Cyber Threats to Your Enterprise

September 17, 2019

Data breaches are not slowing down. Nobody expects to be a victim, but the data shows the exponential growth in …

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The Nouns of Black Hat: People, Places, and Things From Summer Camp 2019

August 19, 2019

Black Hat and DEFCON are a wrap! Digital Shadows was there in a big way this year and it was …

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FBI IC3: Cybercrime Surges in 2018, Causing $2.7 Billion in Losses

April 23, 2019

This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 Internet Crime Complaints Center (IC3). In 2018, the IC3 responded …

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Easing into the extortion game

April 3, 2019

One of the main ideas which flowed through Photon’s most recent research report, A Tale of Epic Extortions, was that cyber …

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Dark Web Typosquatting: Scammers v. Tor

March 21, 2019

Time and time again, we see how the cybercriminal ecosystem often mirrors what happens in the business world. This can …

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Cyber Threats to Watch in 2019: Key Takeaways from our webinar with the FBI Cyber Squad

December 20, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, Digital Shadows partnered with the FBI’s Cyber Division for a webinar to discuss some …

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