Exploring the Cybersphere: November

This week in our blog, we offer a snapshot of cybersecurity, privacy and data security news of interest to the executive suite.  Periodically, we’ll recap insights from the growing cadre of voices in this space as well as lend our own views on the issues that impact executive governance of cyber risk and response. Many[…]

War has been declared. Get ready, Anonymous

In the aftermath of the devastating attack on Paris, France began asking its allies to support it in waging war against ISIS. The first to step forward and declare war against the Islamic State was one of the world’s smaller superpowers…Anonymous. That’s right, Anonymous. Speaking in French, a masked spokesperson for Anonymous solemnly warned ISIS that “Anonymous from[…]

What Cyber Attack?

A few months ago I was participating in a cybersecurity forum aimed at corporate boards of directors.  We’d split into smaller teams to do a problem solving exercise.  The gentleman seated to my right was a member of the board of directors of a bank in a southeastern Asia nation. He told me he was[…]

Tales From the Encrypt

One of the best kept secrets of World War II was the operation to intercept and read top-secret German military message traffic. Germany used an “Enigma” machine to communicate coded messages. Polish mathematicians reverse engineered the machine and began reading German messages. When the Germans moved to invade Poland, the Poles shared their Enigma secrets[…]