Linked – Wetherspoon deleted its customer email database in possible preparation for GDPR
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Linked – Wetherspoon deleted its customer email database in possible preparation for GDPR

This is an interesting approach – “At least one company is looking to remove as much risk as possible. According to Wired, Wetherspoon has simply deleted all of the email addresses from their marketing database. Instead, the company plans on marketing via social media channels, including its Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as its…

Linked – Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts

Linked – Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts

“(NEWSER) – It’s possible the experts in attendance Tuesday at a cybersecurity conference in the Netherlands didn’t know what to make of 11-year-old Reuben Paul when the sixth-grader from Texas took the stage. But by the end of his presentation, they were tweeting compliments like “respect” and “the future of cybersecurity,” Mashable reports. According to…

Linked – Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage
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Linked – Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage

This. Just this. There are no “safe” backdoors. “Once again, this reinforces why we should not allow backdoors to encryption or any other such vulnerability. Over and over again, the proponents of backdooring encryption have insisted that it can be built in a “safe” way, where only government will get the backdoor access to encryption….

Linked – Ex-IT director accused of accessing his former employer for two years
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Linked – Ex-IT director accused of accessing his former employer for two years

This is actually a difficult thing to protect against, because every organization’s IT infrastructure has at least one person with completely unfettered access, who we trust to keep it running smoothly and who would need a very high level of permissions to do so. On the other hand, had Columbia had a policy in place…

Linked – If You Don’t Know Much About Cybersecurity, You’re Not Alone
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Linked – If You Don’t Know Much About Cybersecurity, You’re Not Alone

The Pew Research Center conducted a survey to discover what Americans know about personal cybersecurity. The results are troubling. Most people know very little which makes them vulnerable when they go online. This has a lot to do with why ransomware and hacking seems to be on the rise. It works, and it works because far…