Data protection for humans. What are the basics (and how can you protect your data with stuff you already have)?

I recently had a conversation about data protection, specifically protecting the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data.  Over the course of that conversation, realized that there is a LOT of confusion on the topic. How do we protect data? When does the data have to be protected? What constitutes protected?  Ultimately, we discovered that the […]

Cyber Attack on the City of Atlanta – A stark reminder of the need for and importance of ethical hacking

Thursday morning (22 March, 2018), the City of Atlanta’s computer systems fell victim to what’s being called a ‘cyber attack’. According to the information that we’ve seen thus far, the attack is apparently a ransomware attack demanding payment in exchange for the decryption keys to unlock the affected data. According to news articles, local, state […]

Quick OpEd on MIT anonymizing network Riffle

Researchers at MIT have recently released a whitepaper detailing Riffle, “An Efficient Communication System With Strong Anonymity” that was quickly picked up by a number of news outlets including ThreatPost.  There’s plenty of details in the PDF and linked articles but, for the TL;DR crowd, a couple of things stand out that I think are […]