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My Dear John Letter to Facebook
Reg Harnish

Dear Facebook, It’s time we talked. For months now I’ve been avoiding this conversation. It’s difficult to write these words, as I know the consequences for what I’m about to say. It’s over. You came into my life in 2009, bringing with you a friendly distraction, laughter and the occasional emotional moment. Before I knew …

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The Fundamental Laws of Cybersecurity
Chad Walter

People tell lies every day. Some are little white lies to keep the peace (“your new haircut looks great!”) while others might be more substantial (“I was nowhere near the crime scene, your honor”). Can you imagine if everyone committed to telling the truth, if only for a day? Turns out that day is closer …

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying About GDPR
Reg Harnish

Tick-tock. There’s about one month left before the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. The GDPR is among the most pressing privacy issues facing global organizations and it’s easy to see why. The Internet is [mostly] free for one reason – you’re the product and your private data is the currency. …

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Threat Misdirection: What the Titanic Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity
GreyCastle Security

“I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that.” – Captain Edward Smith, Commander of Titanic RMS Titanic was a passenger liner designed to be the “last word” in luxury ship travel. In addition to …

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Cybercriminals Don’t Go on Spring Break
Daniel Gibson

Pencils down: it’s spring break. Your students, faculty, and staff are likely hitting the beach and taking some well-deserved time off from the rigors of academia. Cybercriminals, on the other hand, still have their noses to the grindstone. They’re working hard to infiltrate your campus. Are you working hard to stop them? While your students …

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I Was Caged! A confession from a mad, cybersecurity geek
Chad Walter

Yup, it’s true and I can’t believe it! A proud, perfectly clean record, held for a solid year…

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