Picture from sigstr.com. It’s that time of year! Time to make predictions for the upcoming year, and as I like to do, I like to try and make them in my field – cybersecurity. These are just my guesses, speaking for myself – I am in no way representing my employer or anyone else. Blockchains […]Read More #Cybersecurity Predictions for 2016
Last year I made cybersecurity predictions, broadly rendered as: An increase in SSL visibility. Increased flight of data and sites from the US. Increased necessity for digital forensics in the mobile platform space. TOR would face more scrutiny and have to harden itself against those. Bitcoin would increase its dominance while Ethereum would become more […]Read More How Did I Do On 2015’s #Cybersecurity Predictions?
It’s been a while since I posted anything, as anyone who reads this blog (though I doubt there are many) must realize. My son turns seven months old today, and of course that has something to do with it, but at the same time it’s also been a bit of laziness. Hopefully that will change […]Read More Getting Back to Blogging
Yeah, not so much. When Google made Inbox available to everyone, I jumped at the chance to use it. I had put in for an invite, but never gotten one. (This was all the stranger when I had also applied on my wife’s behalf, and she had gotten one though we applied at the same […]Read More Why I Switched Back to Gmail from Inbox
This is the logo I’m using for the website, adventuresincybersecurity.com. It occurred to me yesterday that I didn’t actually update this blog with the information that I am now officially a published author! My first book is autobiographical, and available at Amazon. (They’ve got an exclusive for at least the first 90 days.) You can […]Read More I Published a Book! Get “Adventures in Cybersecurity” at Amazon
Indulging in the spotlight effect…Read More My REM Alumni Mailbox Shows Its 1337n3ss
The TaskRabbit homepage when I logged in this morning. Larger image here. In high school, we had a film teacher named “Mr. Luce”. He was one of the people who best showed us how to use critical thinking. He would show us how when watching something that our brain tends to switch off, and that […]Read More This Picture Is Fascinating @taskrabbit
Last year I predicted six trends for cybersecurity in 2014. Botclouds not botnets – the idea that malware command and control infrastructure would start to become more cloud based. Cryptocurrency surprise – the idea that things like Litecoin and Dogecoin would be mined by more malware instead of Bitcoin due to the difficulty in mining […]Read More How Did I Do On Last Year’s #Cybersecurity #Trends Predictions?
It’s 2015, and once again I’m going to take a look at what I think will be the trends in cybersecurity for 2015. I’m going to focus on all of them all at once this time, instead of an individual post devoted to each, since it took me so long to do that in 2014. […]Read More #Cybersecurity #Trends for #2015
I’m going to ignore the fact that FourSquare split in two, which at the time I called its “Qwixster” move. It was a terrible decision then, and it’s still a terrible decision. Since I only used FourSquare as a place where I would keep track of where I’d been, when I could no longer use […]Read More More on Poor UX