How have information security careers changed in the past three decades? What long-time information security capabilities and skills are still vital to have today, but that too many going into this field are simply deciding are not worth pursuing?
There are continued efforts by US and worldwide governments and law enforcement to compel tech providers to create backdoors into encryption technologies to allow access to the data if they think they need it.
In what countries do businesses have the most mature encryption strategies? Which ones are encryption strategy laggards? Do the countries that are lagging in encryption strategy maturity strategy also have weak encryption technologies?
There is daily discussion in the USA about voting & elections security. The US Department of Homeland Security reported evidence that Russian hackers tried to breach election systems in 21 states during the 2016 elections.
In recent years government leaders & news reports have made statements similar to the following about Russian hacking activities: that if you don’t catch a hacker in the act, then there is no way to tell who was hacking, where they are hacking from, or what they were doing.
The GDPR is a very broad set of regulations, with 99 Articles that each contain one to many specific requirements related to personal data, and how it must be protected, restrictions on use and sharing, requirements for giving individuals access to their own personal data, and many other rights for the data subjects.
In April it was widely reported, throughout worldwide news outlets, that Russian hackers were working to infiltrate as many wi-fi networks throughout the world as possible; for the general public as well as businesses, organizations and government networks.
On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, bringing with it some significant changes to how organizations were protecting personal information under the EU Data Protection Directive.
I’ve had many listeners, from high school up through those who were past their 70s, contact me, saying they were inspired to follow their interests into a tech, information security and/or privacy career after hearing some of my other radio shows.