cyber security

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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

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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Newsletter 11, August 2, 2018

Some interesting stuff that I found online:   Now you can find me also on medium.com. Check all my stories at https://medium.com/@tofandan   SECURITY: A short summary on US cyber security relevant legislation – https://blog.appknox.com/a-glance-at-the-united-states-cyber-security-laws/ EU Commission July infringements package, formal notice to 17 Member States to fully transpose into national laws the EU NIS […]

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Newsletter 9 – July 12, 2018

Some interesting stuff:   SECURITY: Apparently, the future of encryption are Quantum Random Number Generators. They generate random numbers by measuring the unpredictable attributes of subatomic particles. And now we have one that is also fast and efficient: https://phys.org/news/2018-07-game-revolutionise-cybersecurity.html https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/security/the-future-of-cybersecurity-is-the-quantum-random-number-generator UK Drone plans on Dark Web –  https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/11/us_military_manual_dark_net_sale/ Forrester Endpoint Security Report Q2 2018: https://www.forrester.com/report/The+Forrester+Wave+Endpoint+Security+Suites+Q2+2018/-/E-RES137973 […]

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Newsletter 8 – July 5, 2018

Some interesting stuff: SECURITY: Thanatos Ransomware Decryptor Released by the Cisco Talos Group – https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/thanatos-ransomware-decryptor-released-by-the-cisco-talos-group/ Splunk Top 20 Critical Security Controls – https://www.splunk.com/en_us/form/top-20-csc-report.html NIST workshop on IoT cyber-security – https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/07/considerations-managing-iot-cybersecurity-and-privacy-risks-workshop U.S. House Passes Bill to Enhance Industrial Cybersecurity – https://www.icscybersecurityconference.com/u-s-house-passes-bill-to-enhance-industrial-cybersecurity/ American version of GDPR – https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/28/17509720/california-consumer-privacy-act-legislation-law-vote NSA’s hidden spy hubs – https://theintercept.com/2018/06/25/att-internet-nsa-spy-hubs/ UK minimum cyber […]

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Newsletter 7 – June 28, 2018

Some interesting stuff:   SECURITY: WPA3, the new Wi-Fi standard is out – https://www.securityweek.com/wi-fi-alliance-launches-wpa3-security-standard – https://nakedsecurity-sophos-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/06/27/wpa3-is-here-but-how-will-it-make-wi-fi-more-secure/amp/ – https://www.darkreading.com/operations/wpa3-brings-new-authentication-and-encryption-to-wi-fi/d/d-id/1332145 The “famous” Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report 2018 – https://www.verizonenterprise.com/resources/reports/rp_DBIR_2018_Report_execsummary_en_xg.pdf Ukraine fears a new coordinated attack from Russia – https://www.cnet.com/news/ukraine-fears-a-coordinated-hacking-attack-from-russia-notpetya/ Russia again – https://www.thecipherbrief.com/column/cyber-advisor/dont-underestimate-economic-side-russias-cyber-warfare Six EU states sign declaration on cyber rapid response – https://thedefensepost.com/2018/06/25/lithuania-cyber-rapid-response-pesco/ – https://www-theregister-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2018/06/27/eu_cyber_force/ […]

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Newsletter 6 – June 14, 2018

Some interesting stuff:   SECURITY: An easy guide on blocking malware – https://www.barkly.com/the-essential-guide-to-blocking-malware-without-a-soc List of most dangerous new top level domains – https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/06/bad-men-at-work-please-dont-click/ NTT Security 2018 Global Threat Intelligence Report – https://insight.nttsecurity.com/post/102eusx/the-2018-global-threat-intelligence-report-is-out-now Comprehensive study on how HABITUATION (decreased response to repeated stimulation) is a serious threat to the effectiveness of security warnings – https://neurosecurity.byu.edu/misq-longitudinal-2018/ https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/06/the_habituation.html […]

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Newsletter 5 – June 07, 2018

Some interesting links:   SECURITY: 10 alarming cybersecurity facts – https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/636083/10-alarming-cybersecurity-facts/ Some DNA that got lost online – https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/06/researcher-finds-credentials-for-92-million-users-of-dna-testing-firm-myheritage/ VPNFilter update – https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/06/vpnfilter-update.html   SOCIAL: “We risk living as Eloi, tended by technology we fail to understand”; “When technology can increasingly do anything, what should human beings do, and why?” – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/artificial-intelligence-collective-cerebella-our-future-wolcott/ Decision by the […]

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EU’s cyber-security regulatory boost and how it will influence the security market

Cyber security regulatory landscape in Europe is having a major face-lift. You might have noticed the excessive noise on traditional media channels and social media platforms around the new EU data protection regulation (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR), enforced on the 25th of May. You might have also also noticed that everybody is talking […]

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cooperation in cyber security

About cooperation in cyber-security

Cooperation is “the process of groups of organisms working or acting together for common or mutual benefit, as opposed to working in competition for selfish benefit” (Wikipedia). Thus, mutual benefit seems to be the key ingredient here. Nevertheless, identifying the mutual benefit appears to be an issue in cyber-security (and other fields, for that matter) […]

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