Fighting malware, cybercrime, and hemochromatosis = I’ve been busy

by Stephen Cobb on August 23, 2014

I enjoy reading a wide range of blogs. Recently, I was shocked to visit one of my own blogs — this one — and see that I had not posted anything since February. Surely I had written more than that? In fact, I have been doing a lot of writing, but on other blogs. So I decided to post a roundup of recent writings and presentations, for my own edification, and to show that I have not been slacking. Enjoy!

Living Security

A lot of my writing these days appears on We Live Security, the website that grew out of the Threat Blog at blog.eset.com. Here are some highlights:

Being Security

I have also been writing some posts about security and privacy on my first blog, Scobbs Blogspot. The idea is to put security pieces there when they are not a good fit for We Live Security, for example, a strong personal opinion, or a speculative piece. (In general, I want to keep this blog here, Cobbsblog, for non-security stuff.) Recent posts on Scobbs Blogspot include:

Security Slides and Webinars and Podcasts

You can find some of the slides from my security presentations at SlideShare under the zcobb account. These include slides that ESET graciously makes available for anyone who is working to increase security awareness in their organization. Here is a recent example from a webinar on cybercrime:



Some of my security education presentations are done as webinars and you can find these in the ESET channel on a service called BrightTalk. The channel requires a one-time registration process but is free and there are dozens of recorded webinars available from myself and my colleagues.

I have also recorded a lot of podcasts on security and privacy. These are available on this page but they are not marked as to author. All of the podcasts are worth a listen and feature my fellow researchers at ESET.

Earlier this year I answered several questions for a reporter while visiting the Latin America headquarters of ESET. Topics covered in the resulting video include the effects of Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, the relationship between privacy and security, and social media issues for young people. Spanish subtitles are provided.


Fighting Hemochromatosis

My writings on hemochromatosis started here on this blog in 2008, with “dsgds”. Then, in 2010, I created CelticCurse.org and post there when I have something substantial. Here are some recent posts.

In addition to Celtic Curse, I created another channel of communication about hemochromatosis, the Hemochromatosis page on Facebook. This has reached over 100,000 people so far this year and led to the publication of the first ever “Hemo Doc Stars” list of recommended hemochromatosis doctors from around the world.

So, the next time I am wondering to myself “what have I accomplished this year?” I can look at this page and refresh my memory. And the above is not everything. I also got accepted into a postgraduate degree program in security and risk management in the Criminology Department of the University of Leicester, in England. I hope to have time to share some instructive tales of distance learning here as the program progresses.

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Maudy Grunch October 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm

What a busy person you’ve been! Your articles are always thoughtful, informative, and entertaining. Keep up the good work!

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