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
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
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”
A few tips for students to consider as they prepare to attend online, real-time classes this semester.
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