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 campaign offices at the federal, state and local level, as well as think tanks and political organizations we now believe are under attack – https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/08/20/we-are-taking-new-steps-against-broadening-threats-to-democracy/?_lrsc=d9aa4862-88fa-46c7-9ab2-c6f8ed954fa6

Excellent tutorial on how to get Google to stop tracking your location for real – https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611874/how-to-get-google-to-stop-tracking-your-location-for-real/

Great keynote at the USENIX Security Conference, talking about the social aspects of security and many others – https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity18/presentation/mickens

NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act comes into force, within 1 year NIST to issue guidance and a consistent set of resources to help SMBs identify, assess and reduce their cybersecurity risks – https://www.scmagazine.com/president-signs-nist-small-business-cybersecurity-act-into-law/article/789147/

Randomness, possible fix for today’s cyber security- https://medium.com/@cstoecker/randomness-the-fix-for-todays-broken-security-39ea7dc3a89b

 

SOCIAL:

As part of its effort against fake news Facebook has started rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to 1 – https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/21/facebook-is-rating-trustworthiness-its-users-scale-zero-one/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.27f0aca055eb

“Technology has emerged as one of the greatest allies of transparency and a critical tool against corruption”, excellent WEF report touching on the technological dimension of trust and integrity – https://www.weforum.org/whitepapers/the-future-of-trust-and-integrity

 

BUSINESS:

Cashless society can bring chaos, bankers warn, and 80% of all payments are still done in cash in eurozone – https://www.politico.eu/article/central-bankers-fear-cybersecurity-chaos-in-a-cashless-society/

Australia bans Huawei on selling 5G – https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/22/technology/huawei-australia-5g/index.html

 

TECHNOLOGY:

10 Cybersecurity Companies To Watch In 2018 – https://cybersecurityventures.com/top-10-pure-play-cybersecurity-companies-to-watch-in-2018/

 

 

P.S.

Quote of the day:  “There are two ways that a human being can feel confidence. One is knowledge, and the other is ignorance.” — Charles Darwin

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