Why internet security matters
Now that the Internet is an integral part of our lives, it’s easy to forget that 15 years ago it didn’t even exist, at least for most people. In fact, the Internet has been around for more than 45 years, with the original iteration functioning as a way for scientists and scholars to send messages to one another. So, how did the Internet grow from its academic origins to become the indispensable global tool we know today? Many would say its rise was due to the creation of the World Wide Web or the speed of data transmission that made …
Yahoo Hacks Highlight Cyber Flaws Japan Rushing to Thwart
Shortly after the alert sounded at 9:10 p.m., Yahoo Japan Corp.’s risk team knew it had a problem. More than 20 million usernames and passwords belonging to its customers were being dumped into a file, primed to be stolen. “What the hell are you doing?” the team asked the Yahoo employee whose account was capturing the encrypted data. The download was blocked immediately, Motonobu Koh, a risk manager, recalled in a recent interview. Then the worker replied: “I’m not doing anything. I’m at home.” The April 2013 breach of Yahoo Japan, controlled by billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Corp., was an …
Cybersecurity Panel at ADC Forum
It was very exciting to be on a cybersecurity panel moderated by the BBC’s @bbcnikgowing at ADC yesterday. Dialog was exciting, fast and in-depth.
ADC Forum in Australia
Participating in two panels today at the ADC Forum on “Research & Innovation” w/ @kiyoshikurokawa, and another on cybersecurity. Should prep but the weather is too nice.