Category Archives: Cyber security

Why are internet security standards badly deployed and what to do about it?

In 2019 under the aegis of the Internet Governance Forum a pilot project was conducted into the causes of and solutions for the, in general, slow deployment of internet security standards. Standards that on mass deployment make the internet and … Continue reading

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How the West was won or protecting data

The Internet world shook once again this week with the revelation of military, strategic information leaked by a sports app. By running around the compound soldiers gave away their position to the app, that dutifully offered this information to the … Continue reading

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Windows XP termination. Who should lead the final transition?

Not long after the message that Microsoft will stop updating Windows XP from 8 April onwards, after extending it beyond the regular life cycle for over a year already, came the soothing message that malware will be monitored for another … Continue reading

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Mobile threats and Android: What does this tell us?

If it is true that mobile malware targets Android nearly exclusively, what does this tell the world? Here’s the link to the article I found based on the new Kasperski report. This report claims that 99,9% of mobile malware targets … Continue reading

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Netherlands keeps spewing malware. A call for action!

On Webwereld an article was published (click here) following a new Kaspersky malware report (click here) Q1-2013. Nothing new was mentioned here. The Netherlands remains the number 3 as far as sending malware from Dutch servers is concerned. At the … Continue reading

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ICANN and the GAC: a new role is needed

Syracuse University professor Milton Mueller published a blog under the title “Will the GAC go away if the Board doesn’t follow its advice?” (click here). Having been to a, very limited, number of ICANN meetings on behalf of law enforcement … Continue reading

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Breaking down silos, or cooperation in all things cyber

“We need to break down silos”, is a phrase often heard in national and international meetings around cyber security and enforcing cyber crime. So it is no coincidence that at the upcoming NLIGF (Netherlands Internet Governance Forum), the IGF, but … Continue reading

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