[Written by Chris Garrod] A few years ago, if you had mentioned the term “cryptocurrency” to me, I would have imagined some kind of currency involving an underworld banking system, with hooded traders sitting behind shady computers. We now read about it not only in the business sections of daily websites or financial publications, but on their front page. Entire sections of news publications are becoming devoted to things like Bitcoin. Jurisdictions around the world are scurrying to put into place legislation and regulations to allow or make it easier for companies to carry out initial coin offerings [ICO’s] or token issuances. Is “cryptocurrency” even the right terminology? Or should it be “digital currency”? “Virtual currency”? So, the question which we must now ask ourselves: whatever we call it, do cryptocurrencies, really deserve this much attention. Should we care this much? What will the impact of crypto be in the long … [Read more...] about Why Is Crypto So Important And Should I Care?
Why is information security important
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Vladimir Archakov MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) - Information security is becoming crucial for the realization of balanced interests of individuals, society and the state, Vladimir Archakov, Deputy State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus, said at the opening of the international conference on information security in Minsk on 29 November, BelTA has learned.Vladimir Archakov noted that in recent decades the information sector has turned into a separate field of public life. Due to the novelty of emerging relations, it is vulnerable to risks, threats and challenges that spill over into all other spheres of social life. Information security is becoming a critical issue for the realization of balanced interests of individuals, society and the state,” Vladimir Archakov noted. fff3Thus, information security is turning into a separate area of public life. It is these new conditions of public security, the need for awareness of their essence coupled with the importance of … [Read more...] about Information security crucial for safeguarding interests of individual and state
There once was a time not all that long ago when security teams could plead ignorant to IT security risks, with minimal possible consequence in terms of any significant damage coming to the company. Those days are long gone. We’ve reached an era where the "I see nothing" perspective no longer works for network security. In today’s era of advanced cyberattacks, information security is too important an element of business success to dismiss. In fact, ignorance of information security matters is prohibitively costly, as regulators can use it to justify the imposition of fines. Take GDPR’s penalty scheme, for example. Is ignorance of digital security worth €20 million or 4 percent of an organization’s global annual revenue? That’s just one data protection standard -- others such as Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme and the NY Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial … [Read more...] about Stop focusing your information security efforts on the wrong things!
Cindy Boren, The Washington Post Published 10:40 am PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 "As long as there's at least one issue you care about - campaign finance reform, climate change, healthcare, taxes, immigration - you have a reason to vote," Steve Kerr said in an essay. "As long as there's at least one issue you care about - campaign finance reform, climate change, healthcare, taxes, immigration - you have a reason to vote," Steve Kerr said in an essay. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry signs autographs before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski) Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry signs autographs before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski) … [Read more...] about Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry tell why ‘voting feels more important than ever’