This is value step in the battle against these types of state sponsored attacked and a strong move toward cooperation and transparency for the major providers in the in IT industry.
I realize that this article may be largely preaching to the choir, but it is spot on in terms of where efforts need to be focused in the coming year. Breach preparedness is of paramount importance. All of us on focused on prevention and mitigation, but at the end of the day, some form of breach, large or small, will happen and you must be prepared in order to weather the storm and shepherd your organization to safe ground. Please review and take heed.
Though I am honestly interested in the technological aspects of this reuse of infrastructure in NYC and I love the ideas surrounding the re-tasking of phone booths, there is a strong conversation to be had around the risks of free WIFI to the uneducated public. This article does an excellent job of describing some of the pitfalls and providing a little guidance to the masses.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.
This is very concerning. Hotels are proving to be a target rich environment that thieves have centered on their attack radar.
This is yet another reason why Flash cannot be deprecated and eliminated from mainstream use soon enough. There are more flexible and secure options for this type of content.
A new HTTP error code has hit the books….and this time inspired by Ray Bradbury.
This is an interesting take on the integration of fingerprint technology into common place authentication processes including online mobile banking.
This is by no means an endorsement, but I am intrigued and plan to investigate this offering over the holidays.
Yet another great Advent-themed IT Security tip…beware of the potential pitfalls of outdated Java.https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/12/23/advent-tip-23-check-that-java-is-turned-off-in-your-browser/