Proverbially at least, elephants never forget. Neither does the Internet. Once information is out there, you must assume it will always be out there, and that deleting it at its source may make no difference.
While cyber security may have you thinking in zeros and ones, and wondering which next generation firewall you should buy next, the human element is alive and well in cyber crime.
Does Father Christmas know just how exposed his operation is? With one of the largest address books ever conceived (names, addresses, gift preferences of billions of people) and a seasonal workforce of elves that may or may not have been vetted before hiring, Santa’s gift selection, preparation and delivery system may be hugely at risk.
Will it ever go away? The basic password is still alive and well.
If you’ve met blockchain before, it may well have been in the context of the cyber currency Bitcoin.
Culture and language determine much of how we live, think and act. So does history. These factors could explain why the Netherlands has gained a reputation as a leading exporter of IT Cyber-Security.