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hit by “wannacry” (may be you deserve it) …

Guys Again a ransomware outbreak on the news. May I say I am not surprised at all? And may I say that the media coverage has been ridiculous and instead of presenting the event as something that should highlight the incompetent behaviour of managers targeted by this issue they claims about “cyberattack” which is a completely different thing. And yet people asking why? how come? how this can be possible? again really? We know that CyberSecurity is always a side though from most of the management no matter where. The proof, beside the claims from CEO, IT Managers and generally speaking CxO,…

It is time for research to think about security and privacy

We usually talk about cyber security and privacy related to the world of industry and personal, but today I would make some points related to research in universities. how much security aware are universities? This is an interesting topics, looking at the statistics on cyber security attacks I would say security and privacy awareness is not at the first point in their needs. So bad … well first of all let’s make a little distinction: engineering vs the rest it is out of doubt that engineering universities and research are more cyber security savvy than the rest. Some of them…

Dear CISO, please talk about business with your board, not technicality.

Antonio Ieranò CSO, Cyber Security Architect, technical evangelist, consultant, writer, journalist and trainer Dear CISO and Board I think we should always consider our job as a part of the business. We finally started to consider cyber security and data protection as a serious issue but now the question is how we evaluate a risk in our analysis and business plans… Current documentations and reports, for risk analysis, presented to most of the boards use just a flag (High, medium, low risk) but does not seems to specify any metric. Without metric it is hard to make sound evaluation and…

GDPR and the technology market

Question: will the new privacy policies and laws impact the technology market? This is an interesting question to ask ourselves; whether we are consumer of the technology market or technology vendors the impact of the new technologies (from cloud to IoT, from industry 4.0 to big data just to name the most acknowledged from a marketing point of view) privacy regulations can affect heavily our behaviours and the market. so let try to understand what could be the implications of this new focus on privacy and data protection. First of all we should try to understand what we are talking…

Why IT companies are so concerned by latest (and future) USA administration moves.

Latest USA administration moves are rising a lot of concerns towards the IT community, and a lot of concerns worldwide. There are, of course, different sentiments related to political beliefs, ethics and moral considerations that should be considered. I will not enter here in the political, ethical and moral arena to present my personal point of view on the specific subject but I would like make some considerations on the IT sector reactions to what is happening. It is an easy prediction that the future economic outlook will be impacted by USA administration approach and actions, and this can cause…

Happy Chinese new Year -新年快乐

Embed from Getty Images To all my chinese friends and colleagues I send my best wishes for prosperous and healthy new year. Enjoy the spring festival!               我所有的中国朋友和同事我送上我的祝福的繁荣和健康的新的一年。 Related articles Chinese people will make 3 billion trips for the Lunar New Year this month (mashable.com) Millions attempt the trip home for China’s Lunar New Year festival (japantimes.co.jp) Chinese man cycles 300 miles in wrong direction to return home for New Year (telegraph.co.uk) Related posts: No related posts.

Watching the new presidents’ acts and talks (and the possible future outlook) And I am scared

I usually do not write here about political stuff, if not in rare occasions but, hey, this is my blog at the end so I can express my feeling and thoughts. I was watching today some videos related to USA president elected Donald Trump and his approach to the news (he would tweet: Fake news, sad!) and, honestly, I am scared to dead. I do not like Mr Trump, USA citizens elected him so I have to cope with that, but this does not means I have to like him. I found most of his tweet questionable, his cult of…

Happy new insecure 2017: my resolutions and wishlist for new year

Here we are, a new year comes and we, as cyber security expert, will keep warning the world about the deeply insecure world we are living. And we will announce new technologies and new devastating scenarios related to new technologies. IoT and Cloud will rise their evil face while bad people will be lurking in the dark waiting to attack the innocent lamb crossing the road. But, in all of this, the most of the damage will be still done by bad designed systems, by managers that does not understand what means living in a digital world, by politicians that…

Solution selling: are you sure you know what really means?

I hear a lot of people talking  a lot about solutions selling, all keep telling they are moving to that area, but do we really understand what solutions selling means? Solution selling does not means we have to sell “a solution” in terms of a complicated architecture or a set of interconnected boxes or whatsoever. Solution selling is a sales methodology. Rather than just promoting an existing product, the salesperson focuses on the customer’s pain(s) and addresses the issue with his or her offerings (product and services). The resolution of the pain is what is a “solution”. What does it…

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