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Today is a great day to have a chat with your team and go over your business resiliency and business continuity plan. If you get hit with a ransomware attack this afternoon, what happens? Who gets notified and in what order? Who initiates the restore protocols? How many hours, days, weeks of backups are available? Which servers go back online first and in what order? Continue Reading →
Online betting juggernaut DraftKings is placing a bet on Tom Brady's Autograph, as the two sides are partnering to build a new NFT marketplace. As always, content is king. Along with the Brady exclusive, the company has deals with other top athletes including Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter, Naomi Osaka, and Tony Hawk, to name a few. Continue Reading →
In what can only be described as the thrill of a lifetime, Jeff Bezos, his brother, (18-year-old) Oliver Daemen, and (82-year-old) Wally Funk went ballistic this morning sitting atop New Shepard: a small, suborbital rocket built by Bezos's Blue Origin company. The 11-minute trip took the space tourists over the Karmen line and included spectacular views of both the curvature of the earth and the blackness of space. Continue Reading →
Digital Ticket
Over the past few months, people have started using the term "NFT" interchangeably with the term "digital collectible." This is unfortunate, because while most of the digital collectibles in the news are NFTs, the technology can be used to create value in many additional ways. When thinking about fan development, which we will define (just for this article) as a collection of purpose-built tools designed to grow communities of interest, perhaps the most obvious use for an NFT is as a ticket to an event. Let’s review some of the benefits you might expect from combining a ticket, some unique digital assets, and a smart contract. Continue Reading →

REvil Has Gone Dark

REvil, the ransomware gang that attacked meat supplier JBS Foods this spring and a major IT software vendor this month, has mysteriously gone dark. Its websites are gone and there has been no word from their spokespeople. Continue Reading →
With all the talk of reigning in big tech, we are hearing far too much about antitrust issues and far too little about data regulation. There may or may not be good reasons to break up big companies -- that's for others to decide -- but there is one very good reason we need to regulate data aggregation: people are being materially harmed by data abuse. Continue Reading →

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