Tag Archives: Cyber education

iing.nl, phishing mail by courtesy of DDS City

This morning I found an e-mail in my hotmail junk box: “The payment function of your bank account is blocked” (in perfect Dutch). Sender ING Bank N.V. So I took a look to see who really sent this message: iing.nl. … Continue reading

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Cyber security, BYOD and production in China

On one of my very first trips abroad as international liaison at OPTA I came back on the high-speed train from Paris after contributing for three days at the OECD on the anti-spam tool kit. Next to me was a … Continue reading

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What would Google do?

Now that the first major botnet that runs on Android has been found by the Anti-virus vendor community, I wonder what would Google do? In October of 2011 the London Action Plan in cooperation with the Messaging Anti Abuse Working … Continue reading

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Cyber security and old(er) men

Recently at a meeting on cyber security I looked around and took a close look at who were sitting around me. Mostly middle aged men and older (including myself), hardly any ladies nor youth. Discussing this afterwards with perhaps the … Continue reading

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Cyber security: Private responsibility, public concerns

In all debates on cyber security the Dutch government is adamant: in the private sector cyber security is the responsibility of the private sector. The same goes for lower government organisations. In this the government is correct. It is impossible … Continue reading

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BYOD. Just because we can, part 2

Recently I wrote on smart meter implementation, now on BYOD, or Bring Your Own device, a topic that has regularly drawn attention to itself over the past six months. In articles organisations are warned of security implications surrounding BYOD. It … Continue reading

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Smart meters: Just because we can?

In his (at present) latest blog post Brian Krebs writes about the hack of smart meters of energy companies. Most likely to the great surprise to all in the management functions at these companies, the introduction of smart meters has … Continue reading

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