Rick Robinson

Job title:
CTO and vice president, eSoft

Areas of expertise:
Applied cryptography, PKI, identity and access management (authentication, authorization, and auditing), secure data transport, and system hardening and protection

Biography:
Rick Robinson has over ten years of experience in the computer security sector, including development of secure embedded computers, secure remote access, secure networking design, and secure system architecture. Throughout his career, he has regularly worked with Fortune 500 customers, providing security strategy and guidance. Robinson is a recipient of the prestigious Avaya Labs Cup Award and has been named on four USPTO patents in the area of computer security with additional USPTO application submissions in process. He possesses CISSP and ISSAP certifications from (ISC)2. In addition, he is an IEEE Senior Member, Past-Chair of the IEEE-Denver Section, Member of IEEE Security and Privacy Society, Member of the IEEE Computer Society, and Member of the IEEE Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee. Robinson holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Montana State University with an emphasis in computer engineering, and is completing his Executive MBA from the University of Colorado.

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On First Base with Stolen Email Addresses
CNN continues to report on the compromise of email addresses and names from Epsilon systems over the weekend and the potential impact it may have on net citizens. There is fear and uncertainty that comes with any compromise, but it is important to understand where this activity sits in the process o ...
Posted 04 April 2011 by Rick Robinson
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  Gone are the days of text user interfaces for exchanging data or email over the Internet. Now, users are hard pressed to exchange information without using HTML or any of the Web 2.0 features. When the WWW was in its infancy, our ability to share and download information propelled us from ex ...
Posted 25 March 2011 by Rick Robinson
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SEC and the Porn Farm
  Thirty-three people at the SEC were found to have been looking at porn at work over the past five years according the a summary of internal probes conducted by the SEC’s inspector general and reported by the Wall Street Journal and eSoft.   Without imposing my social norms, it's ...
Posted 10 March 2011 by Rick Robinson
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Buying the Security Farm
The landscape of network security is a world of transition. However, one thing we know for certain is that the threats are becoming more organized, more advanced, and more focused on obtaining one thing: information the attacker can sell. What do they want? Anything that personally identifies ...
Posted 02 February 2011 by Rick Robinson
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Looking to save a few bucks on software will almost always lead users down a dangerous path. Users either end up at “OEM Software” sites offering unlicensed and illegal software, or to downloading cracks or keygens laced with malware.  One of the big issues here is that the ...
Posted 30 July 2010 by Rick Robinson
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eSoft researchers have been tracking a new campaign by cybercrooks, compromising and creating websites for use in SEO poisoning and malware distribution. Thousands of these sites have been detected that use elaborate techniques to trick search engines and are ready to serve malware in an i ...
Posted 30 June 2010 by Rick Robinson
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A new twitter spam campaign is making rounds, infecting users with rogue anti-virus malware. The spam mail attempts to convince the user that someone was trying to steal their Twitter account information, and to download a “secure module” to protect their account. The email that begi ...
Posted 08 June 2010 by Rick Robinson
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The eSoft Threat Prevention Team has uncovered thousands compromised web servers hosting fake YouTube pages. Attempting to play the video on these fake pages prompts the user to install a ‘media codec’ which then infects the machine with malware. The fake YouTube pages are well ...
Posted 07 June 2010 by Rick Robinson
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Phishing Scams Lure Twitter Users
The newest phishing scam on Twitter has snared thousands of users hoping to increase their number of followers.  Instead, users are sent off to a phishing page where cybercriminals steal their Twitter logins using them to generate more spam. Thousands of spam messages are floating around on ...
Posted 14 May 2010 by Rick Robinson
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eSoft researchers have been tracking a recent campaign abusing Google Groups to spread malicious links in Spam emails. Users following the link are infected with a Downloader Trojan, silently infecting the machine with various types of malware including Rogue Anti-Virus. The scam starts with an e ...
Posted 12 May 2010 by Rick Robinson
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Pharma-Fraud Continues to Dominate Spam
Have you taken a look inside your Spam folder recently?  Without a doubt you’ll find the folder full of pharmacy Spam, pitching everything from Cialis and Viagra to Vicodin and Hydrocodone.  The problem is almost none of the linked web sites are legitimate certified pharmacies. Ph ...
Posted 22 April 2010 by Rick Robinson
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Tiger Woods (Searches) Not to Be Trusted
Tiger Woods’ personal life and marital affairs have attracted constant attention from the press and has certainly damaged his public reputation.  With his return to the Masters, Nike has released a new commercial in an effort to rebuild Woods’ image.  This compelling commer ...
Posted 08 April 2010 by Rick Robinson
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What happens when you offer up money to anyone who can drive traffic to your website? Hackers, scammers, spammers and fraudsters come to your aid. That’s the case with online movie site zml.com, which offers 30% of each sale and 5% of rebills paid via anonymous means to anyone who re ...
Posted 05 April 2010 by Rick Robinson
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The first week of March Madness has brought about many compelling stories, with a good deal of upsets and bracket busters. The most newsworthy of these has been the University of Northern Iowa’s ousting of #1 overall seed Kansas. This ‘Cinderella’ story has deservedly gotten a grea ...
Posted 22 March 2010 by Rick Robinson
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The eSoft Threat Prevention Team is warning customers today of a new email scam circulating very quickly.  These fraudulent emails claim to be from Google Staffing, Hallmark, Twitter as well as other social networks and legitimate businesses. The email persuades the user to open the attached ...
Posted 05 March 2010 by Rick Robinson
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An outage of the Windows Live ID service affected a large number of MSN users today, including users of the popular Hotmail email service. Hotmail is one of the largest web-based email outlets and not surprisingly news of the outage spread quickly as users were not able to access their email. Th ...
Posted 17 February 2010 by Rick Robinson
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IRS Tax Avoidance Scam
Today, eSoft is alerting customers to a new targeted email scam. This newest twist to the common IRS email scam seems to be targeted to organizations, notifying the recipient of a tax evasion complaint being filed against the company. Opening the file infects the user's machine with dangerous t ...
Posted 08 February 2010 by Rick Robinson
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Fake Firefox Update Pages Push Adware
Since its’ release on January 21st, the newest version of the Firefox web browser has received a great deal of attention. In just a short time it has achieved over 30 million downloads. Adware pushers are capitalizing on the success of Firefox, packing ad serving software in with the prog ...
Posted 03 February 2010 by Rick Robinson
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The Super Bowl is the one of the biggest and most watched television events of the year in the United States. People everywhere scour the internet looking for predictions, gambling spreads and news before the event and scores, stories and clips after the event. In anticipation of the increased ...
Posted 19 January 2010 by Rick Robinson
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The security community at large and the eSoft Threat Prevention Team have recently noticed an uptick in sites compromised by a new injection attack that results in an injected iframe. This attack can be recognised by its attempts to masquerade the malicious script as GNU, GPL or LGPL.  GPL and ...
Posted 18 January 2010 by Rick Robinson
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