Analysis

Quick thoughts about the SolarWinds breach

Over the weekend, SolarWinds announced a significant breach.  SolarWinds is a suite of tools that allows firms to manage and monitor their systems and networks.  SolarWinds says it provides services to: More than 425 of the US Fortune 500All ten of the top ten US telecommunications companiesAll five branches of the US MilitaryThe US Pentagon,… Continue reading Quick thoughts about the SolarWinds breach

Analysis

2020 Election rumors and facts – my analysis

I’ve spent the last few days reading lots of social media posts about things that supposedly happened, or are currently happening, as it relates to our most recent election. I thought I would try to document these claims and do some quick analysis on them.  I hope to treat this as a “living document” that… Continue reading 2020 Election rumors and facts – my analysis

Analysis, Tips

How to “hack the vote” – Georgia style

The upcoming election has already garnered a lot of attention. People are concerned about the voting process and ensuring their vote gets counted. Below are my steps for voters to "hack the vote" and verify that their vote was received and counted, following the ballot management process every step along the way. Following these steps… Continue reading How to “hack the vote” – Georgia style

Analysis, Organization behavior, Privacy, Tips

The State of Georgia DHS breach, and the bigger picture

Late in the afternoon on Friday, October 9th, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) announced a data breach of personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). You can read their public statement at https://dhs.georgia.gov/press-releases/2020-10-09/dhs-notifies-customers-about-breach-confidential-information I was contacted by Matt Johnson at WSB TV to talk about the breach. You can view the… Continue reading The State of Georgia DHS breach, and the bigger picture

Academia, Analysis, Organization behavior, Privacy, Students

Cybersecurity Month 2020 presentation on Security, Privacy, and Public Policy concerns for Higher Education when using Contact Tracing Apps

I recently participated as a speaker for Kennesaw State University's Cybersecurity Awareness Day program (https://cybersecurity.kennesaw.edu/docs/csa-day-oct-6-2020.pdf). My topic was security, privacy, and public policy issues related to Higher Education usage of contact tracing apps. I've posted my slide deck as a PDF here, in case anyone is interested in seeing them. PDF version of my presentation… Continue reading Cybersecurity Month 2020 presentation on Security, Privacy, and Public Policy concerns for Higher Education when using Contact Tracing Apps