Archive for June, 2015

“ISIS will often post pictures of themselves with guns … and then they’ll add a cat because cats to very well on social media”

Dark net


8 June 2015 – In the past two weeks I have had the opportunity to attend the IBM Analytics Summit in Brussels which included a full day hands-on/interactive “Cybersecurity 101” class on cyber vulnerabilities, exploits and active attacks, viruses and other malware, spam, phishing, and malicious web content. The sessions also went through the whole process of applying security measures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data, with one session focused on the law firm. Discussed were countermeasures that can be put in place in order to increase the security of data. Some of these measures include, but are not limited to, access control, awareness training, audit and accountability, risk assessment, penetration testing, vulnerability management, and security assessment and authorization.

And over the weekend during my flight to the States for client meetings I was able to finish Jamie Bartlett’s “The Dark Net” which chronicles the secret corners of the Internet that Bartlett likens to the “Wild West”: anonymous users visiting sites that can’t be censored. So anybody with something to hide, whether it’s for good reasons or … Read more