A Primer on Cyber Security For Students and Families Schooling at Home
As many as 60% of parents are considering at-home education for P-12 children in the Fall of 2020. No matter how many families make that choice, many or most will be using computers at home. These may be computers shared with other family members or computers dedicated to home learning. Either way, the home computer […]
InfoSec and Cybersecurity Concerns for a Mobile-First Distributed Workforce
We’re facing unprecedented changes to social norms during the global coronavirus pandemic, including how and where we work. Mandatory social distancing means we’re working from home, even in organizations that previously didn’t embrace remote working or distributed teams. This new reality will bring permanent changes in attitudes towards remote work, and we need to shift […]
12 Cyber Security Tips to Stay #CyberAware All Year Long
Holidays are coming up and there will undoubtedly be movie messages about keeping the holiday spirit alive not just for one month but the whole year through. Looking back, we just finished National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it’s worth asking: how do we focus on cyber security issues not just during the month of […]
Who Cares If Ten Million Passwords Were Disclosed?
This past week (as I write this) security researcher Mark Burnett (who literally wrote the book on passwords) released ten million passwords gathered from security breaches. He went one step further and released the account names (without the domain part) of the associated email addresses. That’s a lot of passwords. Here’s why you should care. […]
Could a Hand-held EMP Device Threaten Cyber Security?
The ability to disable computers, cars, or other machinery from a distance without being easily detected has fascinated me for a long time. Years ago I worked for defense cub-contractor founded by engineers who had worked on the Airborne LASER Laboratory (ALL). They successfully used a LASER on board an airplane to shoot down drones. […]