Michael Marriott

Michael Marriott

Michael Marriott is a Senior Strategy and Research Analyst at Digital Shadows, which he joined in late 2014. Michael has a passion for security analysis and the trends they indicate, in order to better protect clients. He has written several articles and papers, and his research is regularly features in the press. He holds a BA in History and a Masters in Applied Security and Strategy, both from the University of Exeter.

Recent Posts by Michael Marriott

Cryptojacking: An Overview

February 13, 2018

Cryptojacking is the process of hijacking someone else’s browser to mine cryptocurrencies with their computer processing power. There are several …

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Four Ways Criminals Are Exploiting Interest in Initial Coin Offerings

February 1, 2018

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a way of crowdfunding cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency platforms. By the end of 2017, almost $4 …

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Another Year Wiser: Key Dates to Look Out For In 2018

January 10, 2018

Early last year, we published a blog outlining the events of 2017 that were most likely to attract the attention …

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GDPR: Why You Need to Consider the Personal Data That Lies Outside of Your Organization

January 4, 2018

In 2010, reports emerged that the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) could now fine organizations up to £500,000 ($677,000) under the …

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Digital Shadows’ Most Popular Blogs of 2017: Analysis of Competing Hypotheses For The Win

December 12, 2017

This time last year, we looked back at the blogs that caught our readers’ attention the most. In 2016, it …

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Fake News is More Than a Political Battlecry

November 16, 2017

This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May came out and attacked Russia’s attempt to “weaponize information” in hostile actions against western states. …

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Gearing Up For National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 3, 2017

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I’m probably not the only one that’s pleased to …

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Fraudsters Scoring Big – an Inside Look at the Carding Ecosystem

July 18, 2017

In season two of the Netflix series Narcos, Pablo Escobar points out that: “I’m not a rich person. I’m a …

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7 Tips for Protecting Against Account Takeovers

May 22, 2017

In May 2017, an amalgamation of over 1 billion credentials was uploaded to the Have I Been Pwned database. One …

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The 3 Pillars of Digital Risk Management: Part 3 – The Top 5 Main Risks of Reputational Damage

April 27, 2017

In this 3-part blog series, we discuss how each of the 3 pillars, Cyber Threat, Data Leakage, and Reputational Damage, …

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