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

When There’s No Need to Hack: Exposed Personal Information

April 17, 2018

With Equifax‘s breach of 145 million records still fresh in everyone’s memory and the recent Facebook data privacy controversy, protecting personal …

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When Sharing Is Not Caring: Over 1.5 Billion Files Exposed Through Misconfigured Services

April 5, 2018

Our recent report “Too Much Information”, discovered over 1.5 billion files from a host of services, including Amazon S3 buckets, …

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It’s Accrual World: Tax Return Fraud in 2018

March 7, 2018

With just over a month until Tax Deadline Day, individuals are scrambling to get their tax returns submitted. This is …

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Protecting Your Brand: Return on Investment

February 27, 2018

Last week I was joined by Brett Millar, Director of Global Brand Protection for Fitbit, for a webinar on “Protecting …

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Cryptojacking: An Overview

February 13, 2018

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

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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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