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Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: CDC Model and FS/ISAC

It is very ironic to see that, on August 18, 2021, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced the formation of a Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analysis, see CDC ...

Cybersecurity and AI/ML Biases

Cyberattackers and cyberdefenders appear to be utilizing AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) to a rapidly increasing degree, if you are to believe the press, vendors’ claims and blogs. So, it ...

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Why Not

You might notice there’s no question mark at the end of the title. That is intentional. In a May 18, 2021 Opinion article in The New York Times by Dr. Sema K ...

Ransomware and the C-I-A Triad

In earlier, more innocent (?) times, cyberattacks seemed to be fairly straightforward. You have the data exfiltration attacks, where copies of sensitive personal information and intellectual property are stolen, often without the ...

Not So Fastly

The system failure at Fastly on June 8, 2021 portends what may well be the greatest threat to the Internet and all that it supports. In an Associated Press article by Marcio ...

Krebs on Ransomware

The Krebses—Chris and Brian—are not related, but they have both come out with positions on ransomware. Chris was the former head of DHS’s CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency), and Brian is ...

Don’t Count on Cybersecurity Data

It is a common theme of mine, but one which bears repeating. We collect and disseminate all manner of data, but not so much of data which count. In an article by ...

Inadequate Cybersecurity

It is customary to begin an article on cybersecurity with statements about huge increases in threats and attacks and mounting cyberspace losses from fraud, identity theft, ransoms, data exfiltration, blackmail, etc. Few, ...
Christopher Krebs on Cryptocurrency | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Will Ransomware Cause the End of the Internet as We Know It?

Is ransomware a global cyberpandemic? If not, why not? Read on … There is an article by Samuel Greengard in the April 2021 edition of Communications of the ACM with the disturbing ...
Weekend Update: Dr. Wenowdis on Trump’s Televised Health Exam - SNL

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Hubris

On Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,”, Kate McKinnon plays Dr. Wayne Wenowdis, the all-knowing physician. In response to COVID-19 and vaccine questions, she says “we know dis,” except when “we don’t know ...