From the Influencers 

This Month’s Key Quotes from Leaders in Cybersecurity

"I don't think anybody should be sharing their passwords. It used to be that you could share passwords, there wasn't this constant threat. But the way cyber-threats have evolved is that we need to anticipate the next threat.”

Baroness Shields, the UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Internet Safety, advises Members of Parliament not to share their passwords

"They're building a cache of bitcoin, if you think about it. It's an anonymous currency, it can easily bypass any sort of sanctions because there are none on bitcoin, and the value has increased dramatically. It's the perfect currency for North Korea to be hoarding."

Geoge Kurtz, CrowdStrike CEO, gives his thoughts on the string of North Korea-linked Bitcoin hacks

“What guarantee or promise did they have that they deleted this data and didn’t make a backup? It sounds to me like the $100,000 went, not to protect the consumers, but to keep it from getting out in the news.”

Kowsik Guruswamy, chief technology officer at Menlo Security, gives his view on Uber’s admission that it paid hackers to delete stolen cache of stolen driver data

“To be clear, the security research team identified three variants targeting speculative execution. The threat and the response to the three variants differ by microprocessor company, and AMD is not susceptible to all three variants. Due to differences in AMD's architecture, we believe there is a near zero risk to AMD processors at this time.”

AMD seeks to distance itself from the criticisms surrounding Intel in the unfolding chip security flaw scandal

“Though I am a security expert, I have no control over Twitter's security.”

Cybersecurity expert John McAfee in a statement following the hack of his Twitter account