Tag: Cybersecurity

Most Popular Cybersecurity Blog Posts from 2017

What were the top cybersecurity blog posts in 2017? The numbers don’t lie, and the metrics tell us what topics readers liked, and shared, and commented on, and viewed the most in the past year. Here are the top cyberblogs, with special emphasis on how cybersecurity impacted technology infrastructure and government technology people, cyberstories, along with societal impacts.

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Most Popular Cybersecurity Blog Posts from 2017

Journalism schools still behind on cybersecurity training, new survey finds

Toward the end of a long workday, one last email dropped into Jawar Mohammed’s inbox. It looked like a news tip, forwarded from an Ethiopian radio station. Mohammed, head of an independent broadcaster based in Minnesota and a leading figure in the Ethiopian opposition movement, wasn’t fooled. He didn’t click the link.

Instead, Mohammed forwarded the message to researchers at the Citizen Lab, a research group at the University of Toronto, who confirmed his suspicions. Clicking the link would have turned his phone or computer into the ultimate spying tool: recording sound, video, calls, texts, and passwords—possibly putting Mohammed’s contacts in serious danger. Luckily, Mohammed didn’t need an army of paid hackers to defend against this threat. His own sense for digital security was enough.

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Journalism schools still behind on cybersecurity training, new survey finds