Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 13, 2016

 

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The future of cybersecurity is gloomy, to say the least

 

As the world begins to digest Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the U.S. presidential elections, in this piece I will try to capture the meaning of such a major development for the world of cybersecurity. Continue reading “Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 13, 2016”

Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 6, 2016

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The increasing threat of cyber attacks

As we wind down ever closer to what is becoming probably the most bizarre U.S. presidential election in modern history, there is huge controversy around cyber-security news and other types of text including the words “Clinton” or “Trump” in the body, let alone the headline. The political circle of the internet was literally exploding in response to a report issued by Slate last week claiming the Trump organization had been using a secret server to establish communication with a Russian bank. However, just as quick came the debunking of the entire matter by the same cyber-security community. Continue reading “Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 6, 2016”

Is Blockchain The Next Tech Revolution?

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What is the potential of blockchain

Originally published in The Huffington Post

Amongst various circles discussing new technologies these days the subject of blockchain will most definitely be the hottest topic of all. With 2017 just around the corner, blockchain technology has already been listed amongst the top in many different upcoming tech surveys. Continue reading “Is Blockchain The Next Tech Revolution?”

New DDoS scare targeting 911 calling system

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The evergrowing threat of DDoS attacks

This past week, amidst all the news about new DDoS attacks raising concerns across the board and internet providers suffering major setbacks, a man in the state of Arizona in the United States was arrested for a very concerning reason.

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Police body cameras pros and cons – Can bodycams prevent unjustified police killings?

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The challenges concerning the use and regulation of police body cameras

An earlier version of this article was published at the Huffington Post

In the United States, Ferguson made us realize the importance of transparency and further need to hold police accountable and stop police brutality. Charlotte taught us new lessons about how a city police chief should not have the authority to make a decision on whether or not to release bodycam footage. Continue reading “Police body cameras pros and cons – Can bodycams prevent unjustified police killings?”

Burr-Feinsten bill can spark new round of “Crypto Wars”

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New episode on “Crypto Wars”

Originally published in BankTechAsia

For a few months we witnessed Apple battling the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the United States over a demand raised by the agency involving the tech giant providing support on cracking its own line of encryption. The law enforcement and tech communities both hoped Congress would play a major role in blueprinting a compromise. Continue reading “Burr-Feinsten bill can spark new round of “Crypto Wars””

Did Yahoo properly report the 500 million account hack?

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

To simply put it, no.
A major alarm bell was sounded when Yahoo announced 500 million of its user accounts were hacked back in 2014. Describing the act as carried out by a “state-sponsored actor” made everything worse and serious questions have been raised ever since. For example, why did Yahoo fail to inform the general public for the past two years? Continue reading “Did Yahoo properly report the 500 million account hack?”