We’ve all heard dire predictions about the future of cybersecurity trends, especially cloud security. IoT environments will expand the attack surface beyond control and encourage breaches. Hybrid offices will always pose a greater risk as cyber criminals exploit flex and remote work. Insecure APIs will open the door to attacks. Attackers will hijack employee accounts. Cloud resources will lack visibility.
But what if these threats and risks are overblown? Here’s why all these dire predictions about cloud security might never come to pass.
Among the many important aspects of IoT security, live cameras are one of the most open to misuse. People have been video snooping, watching private cameras and doing other sketchy things around connected cameras for many years. But in recent months, the intensity and risk around video have risen.
Video has breached privacy, or even security, in recent months in three main ways:
It’s time to explore the potential for abuse (social engineering, blackmail, intelligence for sale and more).
Cloud security and web application security demand technology and practices that protect applications and data hosted remotely. Good old-fashioned data encryption is chief among these. The reasons for encrypting cloud data, of course, are privacy, security and regulatory compliance — all standard for any successful enterprise. At the bottom of all this is the idea of being intentional about encryption, knowing the standards you need to meet and the specifics of your group’s needs. Make sure you’re seeing the whole picture with our guide.
My wonderful friend Julia Weber is the implementation director at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Here she is on Democracy Now to explain the link between mass shootings and domestic violence, and offers some very sensible solutions to address the crisis.
(She hasn't been able to play with other children much since the pandemic began, so she's really looking forward to the end of the pandemic!)
My son, Kevin, bought a hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai, recently. He absolutely loves it. As a bonus, he found out that the one of the best hydrogen stations around is right around the corner from his house.
Here's what it looks like to get gas at a hydrogen station:
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.
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!
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.
Don't even THINK about missing this super special episode of This Week in Tech!! Leo Laporte hosts guests Iain Thomson, Jason Howell and me in the first post-pandemic show where we're all in studio for the first time since the pandemic began. (The gathering for the show followed both CDC advisories and also California state law; there was no studio audience.)
In this fantastic episode, we drink some of the world's finest mezcal as we solve the problems of Google's new talking AI (LaMDA), Google's problem with AI bias, DeepMind, Project Starline, Android 12, the future of Wear OS, the end of Tizen, Google's new RSS reader, new Google Workspace updates, Google's quantum computer plans, one Googler in government, Bill Gates' divorce, Andy Weir (interviewed by Leo on Triangulation), the abortion of Microsoft Windows 10x, the assisted suicide of Windows Explorer, Microsoft Teams, Snap's sucking up to Apple, Tim Cook's testimony in the Epic v. Apple case, MacOS takes one for the team in that trial, Apple's lossless music update, Amazon's response, the Citizen crime app's new rent-a-cop service, Jeff Bezos' space program, Twitter verification, raising the dead with AR, the Bitcoin plunge, Netflix's gaming plans and so much more!!
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