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Schneier on Security – “Crypto-Gram” Newsletter

I am a public-interest technologist, working at the intersection of security, technology, and people. I’ve been writing about security issues on my blog since 2004, and in my monthly newsletter since 1998. I’m a Special Advisor to IBM Security, a fellow and lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a board member of EFF. This personal website expresses the opinions of none of those organizations.

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Securing the Internet of Things

“Internet of Things: One way to look at it — Smart Home, Smart Assistant, Smart City, Smart Car, Smart Device — anything “Smart.”” CISA Security Tip – Securing the Internet of Things DHS, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA Security …

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Security Event Primer – Malware

“While this is beyond the scope of the average daily home-user, it nonetheless provides good information about what you can do to minimize your chances of your computer becoming infected. You can benefit from it even if you don’t understand everything in it.”
—WWD Webmaster

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Protecting Against Malicious Code

“Threats to your computer will continue to evolve. Although you cannot eliminate every hazard, by using caution, installing and using antivirus software, and following other simple security practices, you can significantly reduce your risk and strengthen your protection against malicious code.”

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Dawn of the Code War

Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat

“The inside story of how America’s enemies launched a cyber war against us-and how we’ve learned to fight back…”

Includes links to:

  • “The Lawfare Podcast: John Carlin on ‘Dawn of the Code War’“ by Jen Patja Howell. Saturday, November 24, 2018.

  • A discussion on responses to national security threats in cyberspace from the Department of Justice, featuring John P. Carlin, Former Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division; and John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

  • John Carlin on “Stay Tuned with Preet” Dec. 4, 2018.

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Data & Goliath

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

You are under surveillance right now.

Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you’re unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it.

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Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World

Welcome to the businessworld.com. It’s digital: Information is more readily accessible than ever. It’s inescapably connected: businesses are increasingly–if not totally–dependent on digital communications. But our passion for technology has a price: increased exposure to security threats. Companies around the world need to understand the risks associated with doing business electronically. The answer starts here.

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