Breaking Up Facebook ‘Won’t Be Enough,’ Says Morgan Stanley Boss. Here’s His Proposal.

New York City’s just-concluded “blockchain week” was palpably more subdued than it has been in years past. (Or maybe I was just not invited back to the parties after my 2018 travelogue.) In any case, I took a brief break from the madness of the Fortune 500 issue close to drop by the Consensus conference, […]

Cyber Saturday—Facebook Data Ownership, WhatsApp Phone Hack, ‘Blockchain Week’

New York City’s just-concluded “blockchain week” was palpably more subdued than it has been in years past. (Or maybe I was just not invited back to the parties after my 2018 travelogue.) In any case, I took a brief break from the madness of the Fortune 500 issue close to drop by the Consensus conference, […]

Senior Executives Are Getting Phished More Frequently. Here’s an Urgent Tip!!!

A couple weeks ago I received an email message with the subject line “Urgent Request !!!” The note purported to be from Adam Lashinsky, this newsletter’s weekday columnist, a man whose comminqu?s I am wont not to ignore. Yet I knew instantly, even before opening the note, that the composer was an imposter. The tell: […]

Cyber Saturday—Verizon Breach Report, Facebook Sues Data Abuser, China’s NSA Loot

A couple weeks ago I received an email message with the subject line “Urgent Request !!!” The note purported to be from Adam Lashinsky, this newsletter’s weekday columnist, a man whose comminqu?s I am wont not to ignore. Yet I knew instantly, even before opening the note, that the composer was an imposter. The tell: […]

And the Winner of Trump’s ‘President’s Cup’ Cyber Contest Is…America

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that aims to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity workforce. The order laid a number of sorely needed federal initiatives. Among them: standardizing job listings to help cybersecurity workers more easily move around government, creating a rotational employment program between the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies, […]

Cyber Saturday—Trump’s Hacking Trophy, Huawei’s ‘Backdoors,’ Maersk’s Ransomware Lesson

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that aims to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity workforce. The order laid a number of sorely needed federal initiatives. Among them: standardizing job listings to help cybersecurity workers more easily move around government, creating a rotational employment program between the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies, […]

How to Deal With Marcus Hutchins: No Pardon, But Public Service

What justice should be served to Marcus Hutchins? The twenty-something British security researcher, better known by his online alias “MalwareTech,” gained international acclaim when he stopped a globe-circling, business-crippling, North Korean-sprung cyberattack in 2017. Later that year, the United States arrested Hutchins at a Las Vegas airport and charged him with years earlier conspiring to […]

Cyber Saturday—Marcus Hutchins’ Guilty Plea, Google Nest Camera Security, ‘768k Day’ Is the New ‘Y2K’

What justice should be served to Marcus Hutchins? The twenty-something British security researcher, better known by his online alias “MalwareTech,” gained international acclaim when he accidentally stopped a globe-circling, business-crippling, North Korean-sprung cyberattack in 2017. Later that year, the United States arrested Hutchins at a Las Vegas airport and charged him with years earlier conspiring […]

Julian Assange’s Fate Has Nothing to Do With Press Freedom

The Ecuadorian embassy in London has finally given Julian Assange the boot. After seven years providing sanctuary to the co-creator of WikiLeaks, the notorious secret-leaking website, the government of Ecuador–and its tortured embassy staffers–gave him up. They allowed British police to remove Assange, forcibly, on Thursday morning. Now, in the custody of the UK, the […]

Julain Assange’s Fate Has Nothing to Do With Press Freedom

The Ecuadorian embassy in London has finally given Julian Assange the boot. After seven years providing sanctuary to the co-creator of WikiLeaks, the notorious secret-leaking website, the government of Ecuador–and its tortured embassy staffers–gave him up. They allowed British police to remove Assange, forcibly, on Thursday morning. Now, in the custody of the UK, the […]