As an average sized male, I have come to realize that I take many things for granted. After speaking to my wife and daughter, it has become alarmingly clear that my personal safety is clearly one of those things. I don’t worry about walking alone at night and I don’t have to have my… Read More »
This is why nobody is allowed a cell phone in classified debriefings
Three years ago, former President Trump tweeted this image along with a denial of the U.S.’ involvement with a launch accident involving Iran’s Safir SLV rocket. Now, this image has been officially declassified so why are Pentagon and intelligence officials so disturbed? Trump’s controversial handling of classified documents is nothing new. When his Mar-a-Lago home… Read More »
Death of the VPN: A Security Eulogy
Trust can be a hard thing to come by in this world but in the world of cybersecurity, trust is virtually non-existent, or at least it should be. VPNs got us all from crawling to walking in the early days of the internet, but security needs have outpaced VPNs’ abilities to deliver true security and… Read More »
Is TikTok the Devil You Know or Worse?
FCC Commissioner @BrendanCarrFCC just threw down the data protection gauntlet via Twitter regarding TikTok’s Chinese ownership and data privacy practices (and deceptions). Is this a real attempt to bolster the data privacy of US citizens or just a misguided distraction? And given recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, is TikTok’s data harvesting any more dangerous to… Read More »
Why does ‘Smishing’ feel like a personal attack on each of us?
‘Smishing’ is the latest cyber bait that hackers are using to tempt us into taking a nibble. It’s essentially an old cyberscam gift wrapped inside a new box but why does this new attack vector in the war on cybersecurity feel more personal than before? Most of us have heard of phishing attacks by now. When… Read More »
Beware of these emerging cybersecurity trends in 2022
In his 1930 letter to his son Eduard, Albert Einstein wrote, “It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.” As we all move into 2022, the great physicist’s words still ring true, but we mustn’t also forget that sharks must keep… Read More »
School shootings require guns but how do we stop them?
Violence and school shootings continue to plague the U.S.. We’ve seen such incidents on the rise in recent years so one would think that in 2021, more than a full year into the COVID pandemic, we would see a decline in school violence. After all, with most students shifting to some form of remote learning… Read More »
Amazon’s Public ‘Sidewalk’ Mesh Networks Invading Our Personal Privacy
With trillion dollar tech companies leading the charge to piggyback their businesses off of their existing wireless networks, what is the tipping point that free wireless services become socialized Wi-Fi paid for by all but enjoyed only by those locked into a gilded cage ecosystem? Back in the heady days of 2007, just around the… Read More »
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