(this piece previously appeared in Dutch in Knack) With a kitchen sink he entered Twitter’s headquarters on Friday, making it clear to everyone that they should acquiesce to his takeover. “let that sink in”. Why do so many people find it hard to let it sink in that Musk is now at the head of… Read More Why is it so hard to let Musk’s leadership sink in?
On January 30th 2021, I ended a fantastic 2,5 year adventure working in the European Union institutions. I spent this time at the EU Institute of Security Studies, the EUISS, where I worked on the EU Cyber Direct project, providing research support to the European External Actions Service in its cyberdiplomacy endeavours. I have decided… Read More Cyberdiplomacy at the EU – insights and personal efforts
The Russians tried to hack the American elections. But not in the way that we’re used to. This piece treats some possible consequences for the West of the information war Russia has taken outside of its borders.… Read More How the Russians really hacked the 2016 election
(this article previously appeared on Knack-Datanews) October 21, the world is confronted with an unprecedented DDoS attack, mostly caused by insecured Internet of Things devices. IoT manufacturers were put under scrutiny, and we were all given a sneak peek of the consequences when we don’t include including Security by Design. Where do we go from… Read More The IoT Zombie army is knocking on our door, what are we going to do about this?
How the Sony hacks made the US go into a cyber war frenzy Is this really how we’ll deal with cyberattacks in the future? (this article was previously published in Dutch on Datanews) Whether the Interview is a good movie or not is debatable, but we can all agree that it has caused a lot… Read More How the Sony hacks made the US go into a cyber war frenzy
Following the revelation of Edward Snowden of the global mass surveillance by the NSA, Brazil is the first to undertake great measures to govern their citizens’ rights on the Internet. NET Mundial, The two-day conference on global Internet governance has just taken place in Sao Paulo Brazil. It opened with the historic signing of the… Read More NetMundial and Marco Civil: Brazil’s attempt at protecting Privacy and Human Rights on the Internet
(voorheen verschenen in Mo*) Sinds enkele dagen woedt er een grotendeels geheime discussie in de Amerikaanse veiligheidsraad om Amerika’s cyberwapens in te zetten in de burgeroorlog in Syrië. Er gaan in de VS al langer stemmen op voor een humanitaire interventie in Syrië, en toen er chemische wapens gebruikt werden tegen de bevolking, stond de… Read More Cyberinterventie in Syrië, een potentieel gevaarlijk precedent
Moord en brand werd er de voorbije weken wereldwijd geschreeuwd over onze privacy. De recentste onthullingen van het Cyber Command van de VS, onder leiding van de National Security Agency (NSA), laten dan ook een wrange smaak na over wat er allemaal te grijpen valt online. Dit waren zaken die we al in 2001 na… Read More Snowden leaks: de VS’s geheime Offensive Cyber Effect Operations