Q&A Even homeowner associations are targets of hackers looking to profit off cybercrime

In February, I began contributing to Donie Vanitzian’s HOA Q&A Column in the Los Angeles Times. Q&A Even homeowner associations are targets of hackers looking to profit off cybercrime Question: Our HOA’s website, which was created and controlled by the management company, houses a treasure trove of documents and information pertaining to our association and…

Quoted by E-Commerce Times on Uber

Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement In an article on Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s decision to take a leave of absence from the firm, I was asked to comment on this latest development in the Uber dumpster fire. “Until I worked at a startup, I never understood the maxim that…

Microsoft Calls for Int’l Body for Cyber Attack Attribution

Following its call earlier this year for a Digital Geneva Convention, to address the growing threat of state sponsored cyber attacks. Microsoft released a paper about cyber security norms for nation-states and the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Of particular note is the paper’s call for the equivalent of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)…

CLBR #260: IA’s Ari Giovenco on Digital Trade Under Trump

Internet Association’s Ari Giovenco on Digital Trade Under Trump Digital Trade 2017 Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Signed February 4, 2016. Parties: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States (until 23 January 2017) and Vietnam. US withdrew January 13, 2017 Resources: Transpacific Partnership (TPP): Background Materials – Cyber Report (Apr.…

Trump Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 11th President Trump signed an Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”  The Executive Order was announced and explained by Tom Bossert, President Trump’s homeland security adviser  (see below).   1. The EO Calls for Modernizing Federal IT in Shared Systems Using the Cloud This is an important…