cyber security

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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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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How about the future of cyber security?

  A simple online search for “cyber security predictions” will reveal a tremendous number of results. Everybody feels confident enough that they can predict the future in this area. But to what good, if human predictions are no better than “chimps randomly throwing darts at the possible outcomes”. Are we even near close to what […]

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What does it take to cooperate 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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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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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 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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