Category Archives: Security in Popular Culture

Y2K … Two Decades Later

– Why didn’t I use the title “Y2K at Twenty” for this column to match “The FS-ISAC at Twenty” that was posted on BlogInfoSec on January 6, 2020? Good question … easy answer. Because The New York Times commandeered “Y2K @ 20” for their online presentations. I will get to one of…

The Cyber Tipping Point—Are We There Yet?

– As known cyberattacks are being reported as increasing in number, frequency and severity, you have to ask whether we are reaching, or have already reached, a tipping point where everyone gets so disgusted or frightened with the incessant and egregious barrage of attacks that they tune out. On…

Cyberspace’s Weapons of Mass Deconstruction

– The cyberworld is replete with exhibitionists and voyeurs, facilitated by social-network (or should I say social-engineering) technologies such as those provided by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, and others. Even seemingly staid news sources seduce the reader with teasers for titles. This…

Crossing Privacy’s Red Line

– Recent revelations about the exfiltration of the personal data of some 50 million Facebook users and the use of the data by Cambridge Analytica to influence the 2016 presidential election have dominated the news. While I did not anticipate the egregiousness of what may have actually been done, I…

What Cyber Security Can Teach Us About Preventing Mass School Shootings

– Cyber security deals with proliferation of insecure devices at a mass scale similar to the volume of guns. Cyber and physical security have overlapping protection concepts: The scale and insights of cyber illustrate why our current debate is frozen with people arguing the same tireless points that…