Analysis, Media, Research, Tips

No, Michigan voter registration data wasn’t “hacked”

Earlier today, I started seeing social media posts about voter data from multiple states being located on a so-called "dark web" website. The general picture being painted was that this data had been obtained through improper means and made available for sale. From there, the "story" picked up steam, and Russian and American news outlets… Continue reading No, Michigan voter registration data wasn’t “hacked”

Analysis, Privacy, Tips

Practical Zoom meeting security tips

If you're anything like me, you have been using Zoom for meetings at-distance more in the last month than you probably have, well... ever! Due to its increasing popularity and relative ease of use, people are flocking to Zoom for daily use in all kinds of scenarios. Not coincidentally, we have also seen an increase… Continue reading Practical Zoom meeting security tips

Conferences

Thoughts after running a virtual conference

In my "spare time", I serve as one of the organizers for BSides Atlanta. We have hosted the conference for the last two years on the campus of Kennesaw State University, where I work as a faculty member. It's been a great arrangement - lots of meeting space, tons of free parking, and easy to… Continue reading Thoughts after running a virtual conference

Academia, Internships, Organization behavior

Student internship dilemmas – a case study

Recently, I had occasion to talk with one of my students about an interesting situation that was unfolding with the student's internship. The student is in the middle of an internship with an organization and is one of several employees in a team managed by someone I'll call "Biff". According to the student, Biff started… Continue reading Student internship dilemmas – a case study