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Keeping Pace With Cyberspace
22 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
10 – Fight over the .gay TLD
This week ICANN confirmed their stance on denying the Dotgay company from obtaining the “.gay” top level domain (such as .com, .edu, etc…) as a ‘community application’. The back and forth is set to continue as Dotgay attempts to obtain the TLD so that they may lease it out and redirect a large portion of […]The post 10 – Fight over the .gay TLD appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
19 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
09 – Data Localization
Events this week have placed a heavy emphasis on data localization laws. Companies are forced to make hard trade-offs between their market shares, growth, and values. The spectrum of data localization laws is large and not terribly well defined, a network of interacting regulatory schemes which interact and react to one another. Data localization will […]The post 09 – Data Localization appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
19 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
08 – Worldwide Threat Assessment
The US intelligence community released its Worldwide Threat Assessment, citing concerns over Russian influence campaigns, increasingly aggressive operations, North Korea, artificial intelligence, and more. This year a new item was added which discusses foreign countries acquiring important technology not only through theft, but through legal purchases as well. Overall there is a steady concern over […]The post 08 – Worldwide Threat Assessment appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
9 minutes | Feb 10, 2018
07 – Pyeongchang Olympics
The Pyeongchang Olympics is as strenuous a cybersecurity event as it is an athletic one. The giant event is a field day for cybercriminals and possible state sponsored events, and the Olympic security personnel have tried their best to prepare for this. South Korea’s flashy opening ceremony hit some set backs yet there was no confirmation […]The post 07 – Pyeongchang Olympics appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
20 minutes | Feb 3, 2018
06 – Connecting The Other Half
While we often get caught up in the rapid and dramatic developments that unfold in and around cyberspace, we often forget half of the world’s population still isn’t even connected. Earlier this month the UN’s (ITU) Broadband Comission set their aim to connect 75% of the world’s population to the Internet by 2025, along with […]The post 06 – Connecting The Other Half appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
18 minutes | Jan 27, 2018
05 – Russian Influence Campaigns
Amidst this years Russian digital influence campaign news real, it’s hard to find a best time to take a moment and discuss the trend as a whole. This week in particular news was leaked of a Dutch counter intelligence operation which witnessed the DNC hack, State Department hack, and even gathered the identities of those behind […]The post 05 – Russian Influence Campaigns appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
13 minutes | Jan 20, 2018
04 – Hawaiian Missile Alarm
A false alarm has left Hawaiians with less trust in alarm systems and critical infrastructure, demonstrating how the trust surround critical infrastructure is often a more (or equally) vulnerable target as the infrastructure itself. Governments continue to work on forging agreements and norms to protect their critical infrastructure, but some wonder how well those can […]The post 04 – Hawaiian Missile Alarm appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
22 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
03 – Meltdown and Spectre
Researchers and companies race to secure processors across a broad range of devices after realizing a severe vulnerability. The Meltdown and Spectre attacks show just how frustrating international supply chain security can be and reveal bigger questions about revealing an attack to the public, keeping it secret, or trying to find another way to safely […]The post 03 – Meltdown and Spectre appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
14 minutes | Jan 6, 2018
02 – Iranian Internet Crackdown
As protests rage in Iran, the government has shutdown Telegram, Instagram, and even fully cut off Internet access to certain areas. This shows the dangers when censorship is abused but also speaks of broader lessons for international affairs. Also, this throws a spotlight onto human rights concerns and the modern challenges they face in cyberspace. […]The post 02 – Iranian Internet Crackdown appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
18 minutes | Dec 30, 2017
01 – Pilot – North Korean WannaCry Ransomware
North Korea has been officially attributed blame from the U.S., the five eyes, and Japan for the WannaCry ransomware from earlier this year. After over 200,000 computer were affected in 150 different countries, the aftermath of the WannaCry virus spells danger future peaceful norms and raises question about possible new ‘fundraising’ activities, especially in the […]The post 01 – Pilot – North Korean WannaCry Ransomware appeared first on Keeping Pace With Cyberspace.
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