In 2016, the United Nations declared internet access a basic human right and urged that steps be taken to extend internet to the estimated 60% of individuals lacking access worldwide. However, the organization failed to outline how universal access should be effectively and ethically achieved. Specifically, the UN did not analyze whether a market or … Continue reading Cyber Ethics: Internet as a basic human right? Market vs. government approaches to increasing internet saturation
The U.S. lacks policy makers and politicians who understand the responsibilities and vulnerabilities behind computer systems. As society becomes increasingly tech-dependent, it is imperative that those who make decisions on behalf of national security and citizen safety are knowledgeable in technology implications. But what barriers are preventing this? The main issues we face: "The scarcity … Continue reading Does technology require a revolution in how policymakers approach decision making?
USB sticks are everywhere. Reach into a classroom desk and there will most likely be one, if not a few, USB sticks lying around. Attend a tech conference or a job fair and receive free USBs that companies distribute to promote their business and public outreach. Walk down the sidewalk in a city and perhaps … Continue reading Unsafe USBs
Nation alliances may have once intimidated traditional warfare adversaries, but may now leave more vulnerabilities than security to participating nations. Alliances are contingent on economic and military relationships, diplomatic agreements, and mutual support in times of crisis. This model was effective against traditional warfare, but is uncertain in modern cyber-warfare. Cyber threats represent a major … Continue reading Do cyber threats represent an existential threat to the United States and its allies?
The Need for Regulation of IoT Devices to Increase Secure Software and Reduce DDoS attacks In October 2016, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack carried out by a new cyber weapon, the Mirai botnet, caused both European and U.S. citizens using a certain internet server to lose internet access and downed the sites of large companies … Continue reading A Potential Cyber Norm for 2018
A change for me and for readers -- I have decided to put my energies towards writing cybersecurity related posts. Aside from learning languages and experiencing new cultures, I have a passion for cybersecurity. The subject intrigues me, is quickly expanding, and something that I love talking about with and learning from others. I do … Continue reading First Cybersecurity Post
On the last Friday in Gwangju -- after our final exams and graduation ceremony -- a few of my friends and I hiked up Gwangju's Geumdang Mountain 금당산. Peter read about a night hike on this mountain a few weeks prior and going on the last weekend felt like a perfect end to an amazing … Continue reading Hiking 금당산 at Night
The last week I was studying in Gwangju my NSLIY Seoul host family came to visit me a final time before I travelled back to the U.S. They came on a Monday and left the following Tuesday, and it really meant a lot to me that they drove four hours to come see me. It … Continue reading NSLIY Host Family Visits Gwangju!
This past weekend on Saturday I went with my host family to Yeosu (여수) which is a coastal city on the very Southern end of the Korea. It was a gorgeous day, but as Korea summers are, it was also incredibly hot. That Saturday was South Korea's 20th day of heat warnings in a row. … Continue reading 여수 Yeosu
Before Typhoon Noru sweeps in this coming Monday, my host family and I decided to make a quick beach trip to 율포해수욕장 which is a beach on the southern coast of South Korea. Two years ago I visited Busan's famous beach, 해운대, with my NSLI-Y cohort but we went during May and it was too … Continue reading 율포해수욕장 Beach Trip!