Blind Mac’s Bluff

There’s currently a controversy around some Hunter Biden emails found on a laptop that he apparently flew from his home in Los Angeles and dropped off with a blind Mac repairman in Wilmington Delaware over a year ago and never picked up. Actually, several controversies — including whether social media like Twitter and Facebook should permit the…

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Five [Prying] Eyes – Western Democracies Want Weaker Encryption

The government thinks your emails are too secure. And your text messages. Oh, and your messaging apps. In fact, anything that relies on cryptography. Your messages are too secure in transit. And they are too secure when stored. They are too secure on your computers, your phone, in the cloud, in the control of third…

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Cat Videos and National Security

Unless someone blinks, this coming Sunday September 20, Chinese company ByteDance’s TikTok dies. The President’s executive order, which prohibits any “transactions” with ByteDance thereafter has now been clarified to note that “transactions” include both the transfer of data to and from TikTok, as well as the hosting or downloading of the applications that make TikTok work. As…

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Conceal and Fail to Report – The Uber CSO Indictment

The InfoSec world has been atwitter over the indictment of former Uber CSO (and current Cloudflare CISO) Joe Sullivan on criminal charges related to the failure to report to the FTC a massive data breach involving millions of personal records stolen from the ride sharing service. The allegations in the complaint are that the Federal Trade Commission…

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Words of Wisdom From Renowned Industry Analysts

If you read my books Secure Cloud Transformation and Security Yearbooks 2020 you probably noticed that I am exploring a new path in my writing journey. I am asking experts to contribute. Both books include interviews I conducted with industry leaders. In Secure Cloud Transformation it was CISOs, CIOs, and Chief Digital Officers of some of the largest organizations…

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