It’s December 31st: let the countdown to 2020 begin! For specialists of information, security and privacy, this past year has been anything but dull. As the clock ticks closer, here’s a wrap-up of some of the stories that had my blog's attention this year:
12. Five Information and Privacy Predictions for 2019. Given that all of these trends gathered steam and are still on the go, perhaps these predictions should be recycled for 2020?
11. First Do No Harm: Health Data Decision Responsibility. Advances in medical technology are nothing short of phenomenal. However, there’s a critical difference between processing data and making the diagnosis.
10. Geolocation Data Tracking, Part 2: More Ways Location Matters. Geolocation data is a hot commodity, and many of our devices are allowing us to be tracked. Are you aware of how much that data reveals?
9. Proof Positive: Privacy Is a Valuable Part of Your Security Plans. Want better information security? Add better privacy practices to your organization.
8. Dark Patterns: Damaging Privacy Through Design. Of all the blogs I’ve done this year, dark patterns remains the most personal enlightening. Once you start to see them, you’ll catch yourself seeing them everywhere.
7. Rooting out Taxonomy Trees. A quick introductory blog to taxonomy trees, a useful visual tool when breaking down and working to understand data.
6. Five Reasons Why Your Team Needs Privacy Training. If your organization handles personal information, training should be a no-brainer.
5. Four Ways Phishing Attacks Are Like Vampires. Some blogs are created to educate, some are created purely for fun... and sometimes you get to do both.
4. As Seen on Twitter: Time to Wake up on SIM Swapping. Having your social media account hacked is bad. Having your social media account publicly SIM swapped when you’re the CEO is much, much worse.
3. Six Ways to Save Money for Information Security. Some of the best ways to get the most out of security without breaking the bank.
1. Dancing, but Not Prancing: 2019's Worst Gifts for Personal Privacy. Did any of these gifts find themselves under your tree? Check those privacy settings.
That wraps it up for 2019! For future blogs in 2020, continue to watch this space, or consider joining Information in Bloom's monthly newsletter for regular updates. First post of 2020 will be up in January.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's growth and success in the new year!
"We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne."