Almost done for the year and I’ve gone beach-style, if not in location then at least in attire. Xmas in Australia is all about the outdoors, the water and usually generous helpings of cold prawns so a little bit different to many places. But like everywhere else, the cyber things keep happening and there were a bunch of things on the agenda this week ranging from EV certs (largely a physiological discussion IMHO), to the Ethereum forum hack (or more specifically, how well they handled it) to how websites – any website – has something really valuable to attackers: reputation.
Thanks for the continued viewership and listenership folks, I hope everyone is getting some good Xmas downtime.
- Extended validation certs – good, bad or otherwise? (I reckon it’s extremely hard to measure but does “some” good)
- There’s a lot we didn’t know this year (the takeaway from 2016 was we learned how many breaches there’d been we never even knew about)
- The Ethereum forum got hacked (but they did a really, really good job of communicating it then donated the data to HIBP)
- Every website out there offers something of value to attackers – reputation (this is the rebuttal for every time someone says “but we don’t have anything of interest to attackers on our website”)