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September, 2017

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September 29, 2017  8:16 PM

FBI’s Freese: It’s time to stop blaming hacking victims

Rob Wright Profile: Rob Wright

The infosec industry needs to express more empathy for hacking victims and engage in less public shaming. That was the message fromĀ  Don Freese, deputy assistant director of the FBI and former head of the bureau's National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), at the (ISC)2 Security...

September 22, 2017  10:04 PM

DerbyCon cybersecurity conference is unique and troubling

Michael Heller Michael Heller Profile: Michael Heller
Conferences, cybersecurity

Walking up to DerbyCon 7.0 cybersecurity conference it immediately has a very different feel from the "major" infosec conferences. Attendees would never be caught loitering outside of the Black Hat or DEFCON venues, because no one willingly spends more time than necessary outdoors in Las Vegas....


September 15, 2017  7:15 PM

Fearmongering around Apple Face ID security announcement

Michael Heller Michael Heller Profile: Michael Heller
Apple, biometric, Facial recognition, iPhone

As fears grow over government surveillance, the phrase "facial recognition" often triggers a bit of panic in the public, and some commentators are exploiting that fear to overstate any risks associated with Apple's new Face ID security system. One of the more common misunderstandings is around...


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