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Schneier on Security- Smartphones and Civilians in Wartime

Interesting article about civilians using smartphones to assist their militaries in wartime, and how that blurs the important legal distinction between combatants and non-combatants:

The principle of distinction between the two roles is a critical cornerstone of international humanitarian law­—the law of armed conflict, codified by decades of customs and laws such as the Geneva Conventions. Those considered civilians and civilian targets are not to be attacked by military forces; as they are not combatants, they should be spared. At the same time, they also should not act as combatants—­if they do, they may lose this status…

KrebsOnSecurity in New Netflix Series on Cybercrime

Netflix has a new documentary series airing next week — “Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies & the Internet” — in which Yours Truly apparently has a decent amount of screen time. The debut episode explores the far-too-common harassment tactic of “swatting” — wherein fake bomb threats or hostage situations are phoned in to police as part of a scheme to trick them into visiting potentially deadly force on a target’s address.

New England Safety Partners works with Kolide on SOC2 certification

For Immediate Release 7 June 2022 Kolide receives a SOC 2 Type 2 Newton, MA – New England Safety Partners (NESP), an Information Security Consulting firm specializing in compliance frameworks, cloud security and business process analysis and implementation today announced that it has helped its client, Kolide, Inc., successfully complete the Service Organization Control (SOC) […]