Alien Eye in the Sky, Friday 23rd September

September 23, 2016 | Javvad Malik

A roundup of the week’s news, commentary, and observations.

This week has ended with news of what appears to yet again be the biggest hack ever. But you’re probably tired of reading about it everywhere, so I’ll keep quiet about it.

A detailed account by Wired on how it made the move from plain old HTTP to the shiny HTTPS. I like real-life tech stories, and this is well-written, as you’d expect from Wired.

Tied in with this weeks tweetchat on 3rd party and supply chain risks. Uber, Square, Airbnb, and others form cybersecurity coalition for vetting vendors. I like the idea in principle – to save duplication of effort and standardize on some aspects.

Guest blogger Bob Covello asks, “did you really lock that door?

Do you need an InfoSec Reading List? Jayme Hancock has done a lot of the heavy lifting for you and presented a comprehensive list here.

We revisit threat intelligence trends and adaptions in a report based on a survey we conducted at Blackhat 2016.

Javvad Malik

About the Author: Javvad Malik

The man, the myth, the blogger; Javvad Malik is a London-based IT Security professional. Better known as an active blogger, event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security. Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a senior analyst with 451 Research providing technology vendors, investors and end users with strategic advisory services, including competitive research and go-to-market positioning.

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