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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 26, 2022

Via LLRXPete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 26, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Browser extension lets you remove specific sites from search results; Best VPN services 2022 — Today’s top picks; DOJ ramps up efforts to curb digital stalking and abuse; and Report: Adobe Reader is blocking antivirus tools from scanning loaded PDF documents.

Trend Micro Cloud App Security Threat Report 2021

Trend Micro: “In this report, we highlight the notable email threats of 2021, including over 33.6 million high-risk email threats (representing a 101% increase from 2020’s numbers) that we’ve detected using the Trend Micro Cloud App Security platform. Email is an integral cog in the digital transformation machine. This was especially true in 2021, when… Continue Reading

What Makes Data Personal?

Montagnani, Maria Lillà and Verstraete, Mark, What Makes Data Personal? (June 4, 2022). UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 3, Forthcoming 2023, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4128080 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4128080 “Personal data is an essential concept for information privacy law. Privacy’s boundaries are set by personal data: for a privacy violation to occur, personal data must… Continue Reading

Are blockchains decentralized? Unintended Centralities in Distributed Ledgers

A new Trail of Bits research report examines unintended centralities in distributed ledgers – “Blockchains can help push the boundaries of current technology in useful ways. However, to make good risk decisions involving exciting and innovative technologies, people need demonstrable facts that are arrived at through reproducible methods and open data. We believe the risks… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 11, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 11, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Cloud computing: Here’s the security threat you should be most worried about

ZDNet: “Poor identity, access and credential management is the biggest cybersecurity challenge for cloud computing, after the shift to remote working has redefined the workplace and changed priorities around the use of cloud applications and services, warns new research. Cloud computing is now a business essential, but keeping your data and applications secure is vital.… Continue Reading

How to Find Out if Your Passwords Are Being Sold Online

Make Use Of: “Whether you have the strongest or weakest passwords, countless scenarios can leak your password online. It could be a data breach, or you accidentally shared your credentials with a malicious actor through a phishing website. But how do you tell if your password has been hacked? And what are some of the… Continue Reading

DOJ Reports calls for more international cooperation, coordination on crypto law enforcement

The Block: “A new report from the Department of Justice proposes more international cooperation among law enforcement agencies on the crypto and blockchain front. Information sharing and the harmonization of anti-money laundering and know-your-customer rules were also proposed in the DOJ report, which was developed in conjunction with other US agencies in the wake of… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 4, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 4, 2022: Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Blockchain for Access Control Systems: NIST IR 8403

May 26, 2022 – “NIST has published NIST Internal Report (NIST IR) 8403, Blockchain for Access Control Systems. “The rapid development and wide application of distributed network systems have made network security – especially access control and data privacy – ever more important. Blockchain technology offers features such as decentralization, high confidence, and tamper-resistance, which… Continue Reading

Understanding the Russo-Ukrainian War: A Guide From War on the Rocks

“We at War on the Rocks have curated this list of articles and podcasts to help you gain a deeper understanding of the history, drivers, background, and events of Russia’s massive assault on Ukraine. Whether you are a soldier or a student, a policymaker or a pundit, a teacher or a techie, this will be useful… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 21, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 21, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading