Humans vs Cyber Security Tools.  Which one serves the other?

Humans vs Cyber Security Tools. Which one serves the other?

Cyber, Cyber Creativity
Unleash the power of your HUMAN potential in the cyber war.  Use cyber security tools and techniques that put the human first - not the data. The power of computers is essential for cyber defense, but the human is often ignored.  Should you continue to spend money and time investing in faster computers, better analytic tools, and fancy machine learning software?  Perhaps, but you should also consider that the humans are the most important part of the system, and that they can contribute in unique ways. (more…)
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Defend Against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks – Watch A Grocery Store

Defend Against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks – Watch A Grocery Store

Cyber, Cyber Creativity
How can you defend your service from a distributed denial of service attack?  The Answer is at the grocery store.  Distribute your service to force your adversary to divide his forces or be ineffective. The Challenge of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks A Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) aims to flood a computer providing a service (e.g. a web server) with so many requests from so many different sources that your server is overloaded and service is either degraded (i.e. very slow) or denied (by crashing the server).  This is similar to a website running slowly when it is being used a lot by legitimate users, except that the degradation is deliberate and intends to deny legitimate users access to the service temporarily or permenantly. (more…)
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Beat Cyber Hackers: Protect Against Identity Theft by Devaluing Information

Beat Cyber Hackers: Protect Against Identity Theft by Devaluing Information

Cyber, Cyber Creativity
Why must we live in fear of identity theft?  Why must we pay companies to mitigate the effects of identity theft?  Instead, we can beat cyber hackers and protect against identity theft by fundamentally changing the way we use information to authenticate users.  If hackers steal information because it is valuable, then devaluing that information could negate the threat.  In cases like identity theft, this could make some hacks not worth the effort and could have other social benefits because you can actually share your birthdate with your friends. (more…)
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