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Samuel Siskind


Samuel Siskind studied intelligence research at the American Military University in West Virginia. He served as a squad commander in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Corp of Combat Engineers, in the Corps’ ground battalions and later in its Intelligence Wing at regional and divisional stations. For the past five years, Samuel has worked as a consultant and researcher on physical and information security issues for private and governmental institutions, in the US, Africa, India, and Israel. He currently lives in Jerusalem.


Chemical Weapons In Douma: What We Know So Far

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 19, 2018 10:28AM

Though we don't have conclusive evidence, on the ground reporting and inconsistencies in the Russian and Syrian response lend credibility to purported chemical attacks. 

U.S. And U.K. Warn Of Russian Router-Hacking Campaign

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 18, 2018 5:57PM

Reports identify two purposes for the attacks - to access valuable intellectual property to utilize or leak publically and to gain control of as many internet-connected devices as possible to harness computing power for future attacks.

Experts Concerned Over Growing Security Threats Posed By 'Internet Of Things'

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 17, 2018 12:29PM

As more and more devices become connected to the Internet, security experts are struggling to keep up with the growing number of cyber threats the Internet of Things opens us up to. 

The Congo Doesn't Just Need Money, It Needs A Change In Leadership

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 16, 2018 11:33AM

The recent pledge of money from UN nations is certainly helpful, but the Congo will remain unable to address root causes of conflict as long as President Joseph Kabila is in power. 

Dreaded Zeus Trojan Reemerges In Latest Malware Attack

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 15, 2018 10:50AM

Researchers claim the Chthonic banking virus, a variant of the Zeus Trojan works by infecting content management systems and displaying genuine-looking update notifications that contain malicious files. 

DHS May Have Identified Foreign Spying Efforts In Washington D.C.

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 13, 2018 11:11AM

International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, popularly known as Stingrays, have been found in Washington D.C. and could be evidence of foreign espionage. 

Airstrike In Syria Escalates Tensions Between Israel And Iran

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 11, 2018 12:03PM

With a serious intervention into Syria on the horizon, the stage is set for significant moves to be taken against Iran’s buildup of forces. 

New U.S. Treasury Dept. Sanctions Reportedly Hitting Russia Hard

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 10, 2018 12:43PM

Though many have questioned the impact of sanctions on Russia, there's no denying the recent market slump and the biggest fall for the ruble in more than 3 years. 

U.S. Military To Invest In 'Directed Energy' Weapons

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Apr 1, 2018 11:34AM

At the 2018 Directed Energy Summit, Michael D. Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, laid out his plans for integrating directed energy capabilities into the national security enterprise.

Zuckerberg Plans To Testify Before Congress Over Data Privacy

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Mar 30, 2018 10:02AM

The CEO will testify before the US Senate’s Judiciary Committee regarding Cambridge Analytica’s usage of Facebook's collected data in its effort to allegedly manipulate the 2016 US presidential elections.