Mark Rasch

Cyber Law Editor

Security Current

Lessons in Cybersecurity from Sabras – The Israeli Model of Innovation and Cooperation – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on: 20 Jul 2023

  Last month the Tel Aviv University Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center hosted the 13th annual “CyberWeek” event. The event, and activities surrounding it are a good jumping off point…

Arm and a Leg – and Eyeball – IRS/SSA Mandate Biometric Authentication

Posted on: 08 Feb 2022

The IRS, the Social Security Administration and other government agencies had a problem when dealing with the public. Scammers — often organized criminal groups or even state sponsors — impersonate…

AR vs VR – A Meta World Fight

Posted on: 03 Feb 2022

A battle is brewing for your heart and soul — and your eyes.  In one corner is Augmented Reality — AR. In the other, Virtual Reality – VR. My money…

Top 10 Security Challenges for 2022

Posted on: 31 Dec 2021

Traditionally, this time of year one either looks back at the previous year, or looks forward to the year ahead. While there have been great advances over the years with…

November 2, 1988 – A Day of Infamy for the Internet

Posted on: 02 Nov 2021

​ Forty-three years ago, on November 2, 1988, the Internet lost its innocence.  Now, in reality, the Internet was never truly “innocent,” and, let’s face it, in 1988, it wasn’t…

Why the Supreme Court’s Van Buren Case Really Matters

Posted on: 04 Jun 2021

​ On June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion holding that a Georgia police officer could not be prosecuted under the federal computer crime law for accessing a…

White House Issues Advisory to Business Leaders on Ransomware Practices

Posted on: 03 Jun 2021

In the wake of the highly publicized attacks on both gasoline and food infrastructures by Russian-based ransomware attackers, the Biden administration on June 3 issued an advisory to business leaders…

Parler Talk – Free Speech, Social Media and Section 230

Posted on: 12 Nov 2020

Both conservatives and liberals are convinced that “mainstream” social media “censors” their views and opinions. Liberals point out that so-called conspiracy theories like those peddled by Q-Anon, white supremacist and…

Healthcare Ransomware Readiness – What You Need to Do Today, Tomorrow and the Day After

Posted on: 29 Oct 2020

On October 28, 2020, officials from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security assembled a conference call with healthcare industry executives warning them about an “imminent cybercrime threat…