Dan Tofan

What does COVID-19 mean for cybersecurity?

An empirical analysis on how COVID-19 influenced cybersecurity globally, accompanied by a case study for Romania. Romanian version: https://www.gandul.ro/romania-post-pandemica-si-antidotul-digital/dan-tofan-ce-inseamna-covid-19-pentru-securitatea-cibernetica-opinie-19513296 English Version: Dan Tofan: What does COVID-19 mean for cybersecurity?

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Solarium. How the US are preparing for a cyber heist!

In 1953, Project Solarium represented a significant “consensus exercise” among US senior officials responsible with national security. Given the plenitude of US agencies involved, consensus had to be met so as a properly respond to the Soviet communist threat, in the wake of the Cold War. The project ended up with a national strategy that […]

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Are we ever going to solve cyber security?

Cyber security, as an industry, has recorded exponential growth, especially within the last two decades. It grew along with the Internet and evolved from a simple buzzword to a real technological risk that can put you out of business rather quickly. Within the last years cyber security seized media’s attention and reached on top of […]

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GDPR vs. security operations. What you need to know when performing cyber security operations.

  You must have surely heard a thing or two about GDPR. It’s short for General Data Protection Regulation, being EU’s latest regulation as regards privacy and data protection. It has entered into force on the 25th of May 2018. There’s a whole bunch of articles out there, surely you must have opened at least […]

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Can AI really help your business?

  Short comprehensive guide on current status and what you need to know in order to properly adopt AI in your company.   What exactly is AI?! Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most compelling buzzword in tech. Just ignoring all of the alleged disruption that AI started to have upon everything, might seem like you […]

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Why technology cannot be developed only by engineers. Harari vs. Zuckerberg on the social impact of technology.

  Last week I was surprised to discover an engaging debate between Yuval Noah Harari (YNH) and Mark Zuckerberg (MZ), on the future of technology. I highly recommend the talk. It will give layman and tech people alike hints on current issues and future projections on technology development and its impact upon society as well […]

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Newsletter 26 – May 02, 2019

Some interesting stuff that I found online:     SECURITY: “Hidden backdoors” into Huawei’s equipment – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-30/vodafone-found-hidden-backdoors-in-huawei-equipment https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/30/huawei_enterprise_router_backdoor_is_telnet/ Lessons learned from Maersk after NotPetya- https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-the-key-lesson-maersk-learned-from-battling-the-notpetya-attack/   Good point of view on what is “reasonable security” – https://www.csoonline.com/article/3390150/what-is-reasonable-security-and-how-to-meet-the-requirement.amp.html ENISA’s human behavioral aspects of cyber security – https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/cybersecurity-culture-guidelines-behavioural-aspects-of-cybersecurity/ Top 25 women leaders in cyber security – https://www.thesoftwarereport.com/top-25-women-leaders-in-cybersecurity-of-2019/ […]

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Newsletter 25 – April 25, 2019

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   SECURITY: Interesting case involving Fortinet – https://www.cyberscoop.com/fortinet-legal-settlement-china-us-military/ EC decides there is no evidence Kaspersky is malicious – http://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/european-commission-no-evidence-kaspersky-software-is-malicious/ TajMahal, a sophisticated APT – https://securelist.com/project-tajmahal/90240/ Apparently, there is proof that Huawei was funded by Chinese state  – https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/04/20/cia-offers-proof-huawei-has-been-funded-by-chinas-military-and-intelligence/#57b368377208 Stuxnet, goes as far as 2005 actually – https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/stuxnet-family-tree-grows/d/d-id/1334511   […]

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Newsletter 24 – April 19, 2019

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   SECURITY: Some of my thoughts on the future of cyber security – https://medium.com/@tofandan/how-about-the-future-of-cyber-security-ec1515a206c7 Interesting developments in the cyber insurance market – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/technology/cyberinsurance-notpetya-attack.html Top cyber security influencers to follow on social media – https://blog.appknox.com/top-cybersecurity-influencers/     Next steps for Julian Assange – https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-cybersecurity/2019/04/12/whats-next-for-julian-assange-581816   SOCIAL: A quick pick […]

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Newsletter 23 – April 10, 2019

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   SECURITY: Some of my thoughts on the future of cyber security – https://medium.com/@tofandan/how-about-the-future-of-cyber-security-ec1515a206c7 Key takeaways from the EU Cyber Security Forum – https://cybersecforum.eu/en/brussels/2019-takeaways/?mc_cid=4fd730efcc&mc_eid=3fb0bc48fe 38 mil. Euros available from EC for cyber security projects – https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/eu38-million-available-digital-security-research-projects-2019-mar-14_en   A little something on cyber security staff retention policies – https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/03/04/cybersecurity-staff-retention-tactics/ […]

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