Deepfakes and Their Impact on Cyber Security

Deepfakes and Their Impact on Cyber Security

Introduction Deepfakes represent one of the most interesting and alarming developments in artificial intelligence. These are synthetic media where a person in an image or video is convincingly swapped with someone else’s likeness using advanced neural networks....
Online Banking: Perilous or Pragmatic?

Online Banking: Perilous or Pragmatic?

Online Banking I recently received a request from a reader of the White Falcon Blog who wanted to know more about online banking.  He comes from a generation that at times can be less tech savvy.  He voiced several concerns about online banking, which in part inspired...
Passkeys: Can this be the end of passwords?

Passkeys: Can this be the end of passwords?

Passwords are a real pain.  They have been for a long time, since the beginning of computers and perhaps the first days of the Internet.  As a security practitioner, however, I’ve noticed that the ability to prescribe any other form of access control to...
First Impressions

First Impressions

It may be premature, but I think this was meant to be. My cyber security career started in 1997, when I realized that I can build a career in the field of information technology – or “I.T.” – and that I can actually specialize in “I.T. security”.  The idea that I.T. –...