M ega-Breach, Internet Archaeology and One Tool

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Nick Cotton Sep 15, 2017

Here’s the news we’re talking about around the Zbra Studios water cooler. We’ve provided key bullet points from each article for the speed readers out there.

How to Stop the Next Unstoppable Mega-Breach–Or Slow it Down
By Lily Hay Newman From Wired
  • “Organizations can start by segmenting their networks, to limit the fallout if a hacker does break through. Siloing attackers in one part of the network means they can’t gain access beyond it.”
  • “Organizations can also focus on implementing robust data encryption, so even if attackers access information they can’t do anything with it. But for these technologies to proliferate, industries must commit to reworking infrastructure to accommodate them—as was eventually the case with chip-and-pin credit cards, which the US took decades to adopt.”
  • “…data breaches do happen sometimes no matter what, and always will. The challenge in the US is to creating the right incentives and requirements that compel technological overhauls. With the right setup, a breach doesn’t have to be catastrophic…”
Internet Archaeology
By Justin Manley From Medium
  • “In a concluding gallery show at Ever Gold [Projects] in San Francisco, Internet Archive artists-in-residence Jenny Odell and Jeremiah Jenkins investigate the changes in human nature wrought by computers and the Internet.”
  • “Though the technologies are new, these are ancient anxieties, experienced many times over the millennia with the invention of writing, the printing press, photography, and radio (to name a few).”
Facebook Ads Manager and Power Editor Combine Into One Tool
By Jon Loomer From
  • “For those who have used Power Editor religiously for the past several years due to added features not available in Ads Manager, don’t worry. It sounds as though no functionality will be lost.”
  • “The reality is that there was no longer a need to have both tools. They have become nearly identical anyway.”
  • “This could be a scary announcement for both the green advertiser who is intimidated by Power Editor and the experienced advertiser who wants all of the extra bells and whistles. But it appears both sides should be happy by this announcement.”

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