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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

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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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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The money or your data! Some considerations upon the Cambridge Analytica case and its implications.

“In God we trust. All others must bring data.” (W. Edwards Deming, Statistician) “It’s difficult to imagine the power that you’re going to have when so many different sorts of data are available.” (Tim Berners-Lee, father of the Worldwide Web)     I know … everybody talks about this subject. All available media, online and […]

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Big Data or Big Brother?

Social media is all about trading one’s personal information. When you register online you actually choose to provide your personal data (name, email, photos, names of relatives and friends etc.) in return for a service that allows you for a fast and easy way to be in contact with your loved ones. As Jeffrey Chester, […]

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