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lessons learned from fighting nation states in cyberspace – live blogging from qcon

June 27th, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

Lessons Learned from Fighting Nation States in Cyberspace Speaker: Dmitri Alperovitch See the list of all blog posts from the conference Dmitri and his team uncovered 2016 DNC hack – not focus of talk because not that technically interesting Focus on collecting a lot of data and applying AI to big data Store data in […]

the relative in trouble scam

February 6th, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

The most recent AARP newsletter has an article about the “grandparent scam.” A retired person asked me about it and we had a good discussion about potential future variants of it. First of all, this isn’t new. In fact, AARP wrote about it four years ago. Some thoughts beyond what is in the article: Never give […]

What is a DDOS? Explaining it to your grandmother

October 24th, 2016 by Jeanne Boyarsky

After Friday’s internet attack, I had to explain what a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack was to my mother. She’s not so good with computers which is why her computer is a Chromebook. Here’s what I came up with: Imagine I ring your doorbell and then run around the corner. You answer the door, […]