Do you complain about products and services on Twitter or other social media? We all do sometimes. I know I have. But doing so might set you up for one of the latest online scams called "angler phishing." So-called “angler phishing” is a relatively new tactic in which the black hats register fake Twitter accounts that masquerade as customer support … [Read more...] about Angler Phishing: A Threat Targeting the Complainers on Social Media
Over at the Council on Foreign Relations' Net Politics blog, Ben Buchanan, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Cybersecurity Project, provides a summary of his forthcoming book, The Cybersecurity Dilemma. The TL;DR is that Dr. Buchanan has applied to cybersecurity the concept of the security dilemma, which was identified as far back as the writings of Thucydides. The … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity: What Thucydides Can Still Teach Us
For years, I have been a critic of cyber security advocates' use of doom rhetoric to call attention and motivate a response to cyber threats. Perhaps the chief example of such rhetoric is the cyber Pearl Harbor analogy, which as been used regularly in the U.S. cyber security debate since 1991. One criticism that I and others have made of this analogy is that focussing … [Read more...] about DOD: Cyber Pearl Harbor Hasn’t Happened Because We Deterred It
On Tuesday, Politico's Morning Cybersecurity brief had a couple interesting items related to cybersecurity and fake news. We're seeing an increasing number of stories out of Germany, France, the UK, and elsewhere about the potential threat of cyber attacks similar to the ones witnessed during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. From Politico: FAKE NEWS: CYBER THREAT? — From … [Read more...] about Germany Sees Fake News as a Cybersecurity Threat
A fellow contributor at Forbes trots out "cyber Pearl Harbor" as a reason why Microsoft should get an exception to Trump's travel ban: Allowing these foreigners to come on U.S. soil is not only the right thing to do, it’s also smart from a national security standpoint. We can’t afford to lose these smart thinkers from our country, even for a short period of time. They are … [Read more...] about Trump’s Travel Ban Risks CYBER PEARL HARBOR!