Links to Media Stories

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Below are a list of Internet Web links to media stories that we have found interesting reading.

We will continue to edit this list from time-to-time, adding new story links and pruning out old ones. New media links will be highlighted for 30 days so you can more easily spot them. Please use the Contact form to send along links to any media stories that you recommend for addition to this list.

Schneier on Security — Web blog
Web blog from Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist, and author of several books on IT security.

Krebs on Security — Web blog
Web blog from Brian Krebs, a former reporter with the Washington Post and now one of the most important IT security investigative reporters.

New York Times Magazine — Passwords
The Secret Life of Passwords – Ian Urbina, November 19, 2014

CSO Online — Industry opportunities
“Cold” topics at RSA that Should Receive More Attention – Jon Oltsik, February 21, 2014
The Cybersecurity skills shortage; privacy; security standards; automation.–topics-at-rsa-that-should-receive-more-attention.html

New York Times Bits Blog — New targets for hackers
New Targets for Hackers: Your Car and Your House – Nick Bilton, August 11, 2013

Yahoo News — Protecting yourself online
10 Tips to Protect Yourself Online – Joanna Stern, February 4, 2013–abc-news-topstories.html

ABC News — Smartphone risks
The 10 Dumbest Risks People Take With Their Smartphones – Adam Levin, February 3, 2013

The Atlantic — Personal information protection
Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than ‘Privacy’ – Woodrow Hartzog & Evan Selinger, January 17, 2013
Obscurity is a protective state that can further a number of goals, such as autonomy, self-fulfillment, socialization, and relative freedom from the abuse of power.

The Guardian — Security across accounts
How to Avoid Being Hacked Like Honan – Sarah Taylor, August 9, 2012
A tech writer, Matt Honan, had his digital life erased by one or more hackers. What can the rest of us do to avoid a similar fate?

McAfee — Teen Internet Behavior Studies
2012 Study: Headline: 70% of teens hide their online behavior from their parents, and claims to reveal what U.S. teens are really doing online, and how little their parents actually know.
2013 Study: Headline: America’s youth admit to surprising online behavior, would change actions if parents were watching
2014 Study: Headline: Cyberbullying triples;youth also exposing geo-location and personal data in growing numbers.
2017 Study: Headline: New Family Challenges as Connected Lifestyle Grows.

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