Hacking the Mind

For those living under a rock, 2020 Presidential Elections are in the news.  Therefore, you will undoubtedly begin to hear more of the standard talking points: “we must protect the elections from being hacked” or some variation of that.  Let’s be clear: the only way you can “hack an election” is by actually changing the[…]

The Breach: What Does It Cost You?

2018 was littered with breaches and cybersecurity stories.  Expect more of those in 2019 because if there is a silver bullet that will solve all our cyber problems, I haven’t seen it yet. For all the work that is being done surrounding cybersecurity, I wanted to start off 2019 with a piece that focuses directly[…]

The Children Were Nestled All Snug in Their Beds, While Visions of Cyber Breaches Danced in Their Heads?

Let’s acceptthat most children around the world will not go to sleep on Christmas Eve dreaming of cyber breaches. Most probably won’t think about cyber breaches on Christmas Day either, and that’s a good thing. But those who celebrate Christmas, along with children in nations where Christmas is not celebrated, are not likely thinking much[…]

When the Witch of November Comes Stealin’

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down Of the big lake they called ‘gitche gumee’ The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead When the skies of November turn gloomy Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot’s iconic ballad, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, tells the story of the ill-fated last voyage of[…]

Thank You for Your Data

“Big” leap of faith here: I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “no such thing as a free lunch.”  I’m equally sure that most of you believe that phrase also. By the way, how’s that “free” webmail or social media account of yours doing? I’m going to do my best to dodge the entire “terms[…]

What’s in Your Device?

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard the Capital One tagline: “What’s in your wallet?”   Well, given last week’s bombshell report from Bloomberg, The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate US Companies, it’s not unreasonable to ask: “What’s in your device?” Let’s take a step back for a moment. If you’re surprised by Bloomberg’s piece,[…]