Value and Uncertainty in Pandemic Metrics

– New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings have become a mainstay of support for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with New York being the initial epicenter of the disease in the U.S. It is clear that Cuomo’s polished slide presentations have been developed by consultants…

Surveillance, Privacy and Trust

– In his starkly titled article, “Has Trust Become Irrelevant?” in the Sunday Review section of The New York Times of January 19, 2020, Laurence Scott lays out why, when so many are under surveillance, privacy is gone, and trust becomes meaningless. The underlying concept is that, if you have…

Security Risks during Recovery and Repair

– With “all hands-on deck” battling the coronavirus pandemic, it is difficult to turn one’s attention to recovery and reconstruction of the many organizations that have had to be reduced or closed down Yet now is the time to be planning and preparing for recovery and rebuilding, as some…

Truth, Trust and Cybersecurity Risk

– It is a sad reflection on the times, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish among true and false “facts,” accurate and misleading interpretations, and personal and politically-expedient beliefs. In my November 11, 2019 BlogInfoSec column “Are Cybersecurity Intelligence and…

Cybercriminals’ Motivations during Catastrophic Times

– Brittany Haynes wrote an article about “How Criminals Are Benefitting From the COVID-19 Crisis” on March 19, 2020, which is available at…