Why the food industry needs far better cybersecurity

The food industry faces an uncertain future. Restaurants and prepared-food companies, food manufacturers, farmers and producers that survived the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 are heading into a new world. Some of the competition has been removed, new players are entering the market and both tastes and consumer habits have changed. Take a look at our recipe for how food manufacturers can boost their internet of things (IoT) security in the midst of all those changes

New Mike's List: Down with the Twitter aristocracy! Plus: commie smartphones, glitching pants, military sarcasm radar and more!

One problem with Twitter is the existence of a blue-check aristocracy. Now Twitter plans to further separate users into paid and not paid social media classes. What the company really needs is a verification system that democratizes Twitter. 

Plus, the Russian smartphone customizing company Caviar is releasing a custom Huawei Mate 40 Pro and an iPhone 12 Limited Edition smartphone to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. Workers of the world, unite behind this $25,000 gadget!

The clothing company Le Je is selling pants that look like a glitch in the Matrix. 

Rolls-Royce has come out with a car that is more than just a car — it's also a picnic basket. 

And DARPA, the US military research arm that brought us GPS, the graphical interface and the internet, is finally funding something useful — a sarcasm detector!

Read all about it in the latest edition of Mike's List!

Health care orgs also need to be immunized... against cyberattacks


Health care data security has always been a concern. But in the last year, health care and digital safety have become even more urgent topics in government, business and in the public at large. The reason is the sudden and enormous rise in attacks, both in number and impact. Where are those health care cyberattacks coming from? And, how can cybersecurity teams protect health care data? Here's what you need to know

How 5G will totally transform media and entertainment cyber security

Any discussion about how technology is changing entertainment should include 5G. The new wireless networking standard could completely transform the entertainment landscape—and with it media and entertainment cyber security.

And it's no mystery why: 5G can offer radically faster download speeds, vastly reduced latency, much higher network capacity and other benefits that could fuel an explosion in new applications, platforms, devices and possibilities for entertainment.