Its cybersecurity awareness month, and at Havoc Shield we have a very particular approach to cyber awareness. We're not about acronyms, esoteric lingo, or tribal knowledge. We're not about intricate data flow diagrams, persnickety UML notation, or annotated hexadecimal dumps. We're all about making cybersecurity approachable.
When does an SSL certificate expire? If you go by Murphy’s law, the answer is that it expires on a day that your website administrator is on vacation. Leading to clients, partners, and employees to all simultaneously complain (and for good reason).
Wikipedia's list of security hacking incidents begins with a blurb about a 1903 hack involving Marconi (widely regarded as the inventor of radio). As cybersecurity enthusiasts, we couldn't help but go one level deeper to learn more. The details we found have everything one could want in a story about (if you'll allow us just a bit of leeway) the beginnings of cybersecurity history. Brilliant technologists (on both the creating and receiving ends of the hack). Intellectual curiosity. Timing. Famed participants. And, legendary post-incident debates. Let's dive in.