How the Russians really hacked the 2016 election

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

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The IoT Zombie army is knocking on our door, what are we going to do about this?

(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?

NetMundial and Marco Civil: Brazil’s attempt at protecting Privacy and Human Rights on the Internet

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

Cyberinterventie in Syrië, een potentieel gevaarlijk precedent

(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

Snowden leaks: de VS’s geheime Offensive Cyber Effect Operations

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