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 Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC   I say that because when we…

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 makes sense for cybersecurity professionals and researchers to get a better…

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. Sgaier, with the title: “Meet Four Kinds of People Holding Us Back from Full Vaccination,” which is available at Opinion | Meet the…

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 victims’ knowledge since the original data are left intact.…

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 Jose Sanchez on June 9, 2021, with the title “Tuesday’s Internet Outage Was Caused By One Customer Changing A Setting,…