In order to solve complex IT problems new technology can help.
Almost everyone in tech agrees that Large Language Models (like ChatGPT) are a generational change in what we can do with software. It feels like the blockchain and bitcoin hype all over again.
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With the rise of LLMs (Large Language Models) like ChatGPT, the internet is flooded with blogs that are generated by bots. A real check if blogs are created by a real human or LLM powered bot is impossible.
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Security by design is not a product. Nor a simple straight through process. Security by design can be viewed as a core philosophy to do the right things from a cyber security perspective in every action performed when developing and producing a new product. Too many organisations are depending on vulnerable vendor solutions for security protection that over promise but under deliver. Cyber security is a wicked problem, so learn from mistakes already make by others.
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QR code attacks are still increasing. But is there a simple solution to reduce the risks when using a QR code?
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Good cyber security is still a cost factor for companies. For too long we refuse to create simple systems for simple problems that can be easily adjusted and are resilient for common cyber security threads. We, security experts, are trained and brainwashed by commercial vendors to advocate for complex, expensive cyber security solutions that are costly to implement and lack transparency. Most cyber security improvements programs end with more paperwork and more new fancy software tools, without increased security resilience. We need to break out of this cycle.
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Automation has changed our lives. Computers and all kinds of software enabled devices make our daily lives easier. Every year computer devices get more powerful, less expensive but also get more vulnerable to cyber security risks. Too often cyber security breaches have a severe impact on our safety and privacy. But most cyber security accidents are hidden from the public eye.
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Cyber security conferences or seminars are crucial for continuous learning. But the number of annual held cybersecurity events is immense. So on this blog page you will find an opinionated collection of exiting cyber security events worldwide.
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There are many myths about security, and how difficult it is. Cyber security is a complex domain. There is no perfect solution. Never. However there are simple solutions that do work. Often the best cyber security solutions are open well known solutions which everyone can use. Good solutions are not subject to a hype. Open solutions are transparent, so everyone can use and improve these solutions.
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GPT-4 has brought a storm of hype and fright. Is it marketing froth, or are we watching a fast revolution? Most people who have played with ChatGPT and used other tools in the past (e.g. Google to help with schoolwork) are overwhelmed. The fact that ChatGPT can automatically generate something that reads like human-written text was unexpected. The impact on society and companies will be unknown for the long term. The rapid use of the tools created by the company Openai was unexpected. However the company ‘Openai’ is not creating open tools and using open principles at all. The power that this kind of technology brings we should put more effort on developing open tools that are better and respect our privacy.
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There have been more than 900 publicly reported automotive security incidents since 2010. Security anchored in hardware needs the highest level of protection. Hardware security certifications are a minimum requirement but are never enough. Risks remain. Especially within human transportation systems like cars, trains, elevators and buses safety needs better cybersecurity.
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