Why Did I Change DarkCyber?

March 31, 2022

This week we made available an interview with a senior manager of an intelware company. At lunch, a person asked me why I changed the editorial coverage of DarkCyber and reduced the number of videos I made available.

I sang my favorite song, “I am 77 and the days dwindle down.” The he/she/them ate the burrito and the conversation shifted to electric vehicles.

There is another reason for my focus on interviews. A good example of my rethink appears in “Ubiquiti Seeks $425 Million in Damages Against Industry Blogger Brian Krebs.” The main idea is that writing about cyber security can open the cages of the legal eagles.

The write up reports:

Ubiquiti on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against industry blogger Brian Krebs for $425 million in damages for allegedly falsely accusing the company of “covering up” a cyber attack. According to the complaint, Krebs intentionally misled the public about a data breach and a subsequent blackmail attempt.

I don’t know the particulars of this legal allegation. I do know that I am skeptical of many of the claims made by cyber security firms. The PowerPoint decks are so darned convincing until something goes south.

At my age, I would rather interview people about their products; hence, the shift in the DarkCyber focus. I will continue to ask questions and write what I think is super funny commentary on the information I locate via open sources.

That’s the separating the goose feathers from the giblets. Plus, who wants to deal with the hassles of explaining that the methods of a blogger writing about security are not up to snuff.

I will speak with Tibby and Pepita about their research methods later today. They are usually more interested in delivery vans than online research, but these comprise my research team.

Stephen E Arnold, March 31, 2022


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