CyberSecurity

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 3: Expensive Ransomware

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* The plant was still looking new after 3 years of operations, nothing like its sister plant which had a history of 25 years and was still going strong. New equipment, new technology and lights everywhere. Just this bright environment with …

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Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 2: When unauthorized access and unqualified people team up to cause havoc

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* Liquid aluminium has 3 very dangerous characteristics. It is extremely hot, aggressive to most materials including other metals and responds explosive when in contact with water. Three reasons to be extremely careful when handling liquid aluminum. Safety precautions are important, …

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Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 1: Real incidents from the field

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* We talk a lot about what could go wrong with Cyber Security and what could be done to prevent it. Let’s have a look at what already happened and what should have been done to prevent it. Just to make …

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RED TEAM and the importance of critical thinking

Three decades ago, we had an ingenious solution to protect computer systems. Passwords were no longer needed, and that wasn’t even the most brilliant part of our solution. This ingenious solution would even eliminate the need to enter an user ID! Yes, we were brilliant and our solution was going to revolutionize the world forever! …

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Can blockchain be hacked?

Spoiler alert: YES, Blockchain can be hacked! Blockchain, by some seen as the answer to every problem, is promoted by many, including myself, as a possible solution for many cyber security issues. The structure of blockchain, combining distributed ledger, consensus on proof of work and proof of stake, encryption by design and linked blocks, provides …

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