February 12, 2021

U.S. Water Supply Has Few Protections Against Hacking

The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2021
A Florida city whose water system was hacked last week said Friday that it completed a federally mandated security-risk assessment three months ago, but hadn’t yet integrated the findings into its emergency plans.

February 2, 2021

Is Biden’s $10B Enough to Make US Cybersecurity Great Again?

SDxCentral, February 2, 2021
President Joe Biden made cybersecurity a top priority for his administration even before he took office last month.
In December, shortly after threat researchers disclosed the SolarWinds hack that hit upwards of 250 government agencies and major tech companies, Biden pledged to “make dealing with this breach a top priority from the moment we take office.”

January 28, 2021

Data Privacy in the Crosshairs

Datanami, January 28, 2021
2020 was a tumultuous year that saw a surge in Internet use as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This proved to be a windfall in some ways, i.e. acceleration of digital transformation. But it also exacerbated some existing problems, including data privacy (or the lack thereof). In honor of International Data Privacy Day, let us take stock of what we’ve accomplished in the name of data privacy, and where we may go next.

January 28, 2021

Data Privacy Day Coincides With Apple’s Ad Tracking Changes

PYMNTS, January 28, 2021
Today is International Data Privacy Day, (Jan. 28), which is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of data privacy among consumers and businesses. The "holiday" has been recognized in the U.S., Canada, Israel and 47 European nations since 2007. In previous years, it has been a marginal occasion — but in 2021, it got a bit of extra marketing in the form of a shoutout from Apple CEO Tim Cook during Apple’s quarterly earnings report.

January 19, 2021

Why an ‘internet blackout’ probably isn’t coming on inauguration day

Protocol, January 19, 2021
The phrases "internet blackout" and "internet blackout 2021" have seen a dramatic uptick in Google searches since Jan. 3, when prominent QAnon supporters began touting the theory that President Trump would shut down the entire internet on the day of Joe Biden's inauguration. Lin Wood, a Trump-allied attorney with a history of promoting false conspiracies, warned in a social media post earlier this month that Trump supporters should "BE PREPARED FOR AN IMMINENT BLACKOUT."