Dan Tofan

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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Newsletter 13, August 30, 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: 13 ideas, or better said working, for CISOs – https://bricata.com/blog/cybersecurity-ideas-ciso/ Great DARKReading on the 4 tribes of cyber security – https://www.darkreading.com/operations/which-ciso-tribe-do-you-belong-to/d/d-id/1330840 Interesting insights on COBALT DICKENS operations, by Secureworks – https://www.secureworks.com/blog/back-to-school-cobalt-dickens-targets-universities Forrester […]

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Newsletter 12, August 23, 2018

Now you can find my stories also on medium.com. Check them at https://medium.com/@tofandan   Some interesting stuff that I found online: SECURITY: My last article on the history of cyber security and how it become a “thing” – https://medium.com/@tofandan/how-did-cyber-security-become-a-global-issue-and-what-is-to-be-done-about-it-b6f2643e14b1 Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program offers state-of-the-art cybersecurity protection at no extra cost to all candidates and […]

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How did cyber security become a global issue, and what is to be done about it?

  In the last two decades, one term has become very popular by attaching itself onto many traditional terms related to war, terrorism, security, in order to express the many implications of technological development in our everyday life. “Cyber security” belongs to a wide family of modern terms inspired by the multidisciplinary science called cybernetics. […]

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