Dan Tofan

Newsletter 20 – January 25, 2019

Some interesting stuff that I found online: SECURITY: The glorified values around cyber security – https://medium.com/@tofandan/the-glorified-economic-values-around-cyber-security-7533e12a55ec Full Report on the Equifax breach – https://republicans-oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Equifax-Report.pdf A Pedagogic Cybersecurity Framework A proposal for teaching the organizational, legal, and international aspects of cybersecurity – http://peterswire.net/wp-content/uploads/Pedagogic-cybersecurity-framework.pdf EU Commision’s bug bounty program with prizes from 3.000 to 25.000 EURO – […]

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The GLORIFIED economic values around cyber security

Almost every source presenting financial facts in cyber security will astonish you with figures going into the area of hundred billions, giving you the impression that, if you work in the industry, you must be one of the luckiest guys in the world to work in such a profitable area. Nevertheless, caution must be used […]

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Newsletter 19 – December 18, 2018

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   SECURITY: Top 100 worldwide influencers in cyber security  – http://top100.cisoplatform.com/top-100-influencers/ 60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019 – https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2018/12/03/60-cybersecurity-predictions-for-2019/#696f3d7c4352 The worst cyber attacks of the past 10 years – https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/the-worst-cyber-attacks-of-the-past-10-years Secureworks State of Cybercrime Report 2018 – https://www.secureworks.com/resources/rp-2018-state-of-cybercrime The 6 reasons why Huawei gives the US and its allies […]

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Can AI really benefit cyber security?

  The intro Artificial Intelligence (AI)! Oh my, that sounds exciting and disturbing in the same time. Exciting because man has always fantasized about playing God, and now we are as closer as we ever got to this. Disturbing, because, some say [1] [2] [3], a superior form of intelligence, such as AI, might indisputably […]

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Newsletter 18 – November 26, 2018

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   SECURITY: Possible jail time for ignoring cyber security – https://www.secureworldexpo.com/industry-news/jail-time-for-cisos-ceos-cpos President Emmanuel Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace at UNESCO’s Internet Governance Forum – https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/digital-diplomacy/france-and-cyber-security/article/cybersecurity-paris-call-of-12-november-2018-for-trust-and-security-in Weakest link in cyber security is … infrastructure, apparently – https://motherboard.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/d3bvgy/the-weakest-link-in-cybersecurity-isnt-human-its-the-infrastructure About the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure […]

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When does technology become a threat to humanity?

What is technology At this point, humanity has reached the highest level of dependency upon technology. This dependency has become so deeply entrenched that it has come to be totally acceptable for some to declare that life might seem meaningless without technology. According to this study, the average American nowadays spends more than 11 hours […]

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Newsletter 17 – November 08, 2018

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   SECURITY: Promising, Canadian spy agency releases its top anti-malware analysis tool for free – https://boingboing.net/2017/10/20/national-security-done-right.html Great report from an EU body an Russian cyber strategy and modus operandi – https://www.iss.europa.eu/content/hacks-leaks-and-disruptions-%E2%80%93-russian-cyber-strategies Cyber-crime, to become even more lucrative in the very near future – https://cybersecurityventures.com/top-5-cybersecurity-facts-figures-predictions-and-statistics-for-2019-to-2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigation […]

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Newsletter 16 – October 11, 2018

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   SECURITY: Hackers targeting cyber security providers – https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-276B Industry’s retaliation on Bloomberg’s big hack story from last week – https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/05/chinese-spy-chip/ Bloomberg again on the “New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom” – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-09/new-evidence-of-hacked-supermicro-hardware-found-in-u-s-telecom Google with a different approach on handling data breaches – https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/08/google-plus-security-breach-wall-street-journal […]

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Newsletter 15 – October 05, 2018

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   Now you can find my stories also on medium.com. Check them at https://medium.com/@tofandan   SECURITY: The big hack – the unbelievable story of how China spied US through some tiny chips – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies Tim Berners Lee on a decentralized platform designed to give every internet user full […]

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Newsletter 14, September 21, 2018

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   Now you can find my stories also on medium.com. Check them at https://medium.com/@tofandan   SECURITY: Interesting view from Bruce Schneier: “For safety’s sake, we must slow innovation in internet-connected things” – https://www-technologyreview-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.technologyreview.com/s/611948/for-safetys-sake-we-must-slow-innovation-in-internet-connected-things/amp/ A short insights on how a cyber war might look like – http://scholars-stage.blogspot.com/2018/07/what-cyber-war-will-look-like.html 7 Habits […]

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