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 – Monday, October 17, 2016

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Reports regarding a nuclear power plant becoming the target of a cyber-attack has raised eyebrows across the board. But of course, with the all the headlines involving the U.S. elections these days, these news briefs may have actually gone unnoticed by many.

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Not investing in SEO means shooting yourself in the foot

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Millions of brand names across the globe are now using the scientific process of search engine optimization. All organizations and companies, big or small, understand very well that investing in SEO is simply an undeniable must in order to compete in today’s digital market. Understanding the importance of this matter, top brands have allocated millions and dedicated entire departments to enhance and maintain their position in search engines. If a company like Apple–with its billions in profit already pouring in–is investing in SEO, shouldn’t you? Continue reading “Not investing in SEO means shooting yourself in the foot”

Is the future of intelligence found in “Uber knowledge?”

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Imagining the act of monetizing assets that are immaterial, knowledge for example, is completely possible, as proven by Uber and Airbnb. Is it possible or not? They make networks available and then go on to monetize lesser used physical assets. Again, is it possible? Continue reading “Is the future of intelligence found in “Uber knowledge?””

Last week in cyber-security – Monday, October 3, 2016

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This week we witnessed a continuation of growing concern around the concept of potential election tampering in the United States. The FBI was able to find evidence about hackers evaluating the defensive capabilities of voter registries across the country, and maybe more interestingly, stalking on a number of Democratic Party officials and hacking into their cell phones. Continue reading “Last week in cyber-security – Monday, October 3, 2016”

Did Apple do anything wrong?

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Originally posted  in Independent Australia – October 2nd, 2016

MAYBE APPLE’S TAX avoidance was completely by the book. Maybe not.

With Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claiming he was actually “smart” not to pay taxes for many years, the question that comes to mind is did Apple do anything wrong in avoiding billions in taxes in Europe?

Apple claims to have abided all the rules and regulations of the European Commission, and the U.S. government has found itself involved in a dispute with the European Union. There are also experts saying the EC is actually over-reacting and over-reaching in this regard.

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Apple/EU row calls for tax policy revolution

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Victor Hugo most famously said, “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” And the time for a major overhaul, sorry, a revolution, is needed in the tax policies imposed around the world in favor of major multinational corporations that are channeling in billions in revenue and relatively not paying a dime in taxes. Despite the fact that many necessary changes are somewhat kilometers away, the approach vis-à-vis large, country-like corporations and their long lines of advisers are obviously facing a major transition heading in the right direction of more serious transparency, meaningful accountability and of course, a corporate tax framework that meets the ethical standards of our day and time. Continue reading “Apple/EU row calls for tax policy revolution”