Now is the best time to craft your breach responseI hope you’re reading this at a time when you’re not in the midst of a response to an actual breach, but rather for your own edification, during a time of relative peace and quiet. If people are out there doing internet searches on “what to do after a breach” to learn what to do after experiencing a dire emergency, I suspect computer security problems are merely one symptom of their professional woes.
The end of the year holiday shopping season will soon be upon us. And with this turning of the seasons, our thoughts turn to payment cards. Or is that just a security wonk thing? As retailers both on and offline become more busy, the incidence of payment card fraud increases. This negatively affects both retailers and consumers, as we all have to pay for this theft. Likewise, we all need to help by doing our part to discourage fraud.
Someone recently asked me a question about data destruction, which got me thinking: What is it that works for me, and for other security-minded people, to get us in the habit of destroying sensitive data in junk mail and on old drives and devices? There are lots of lovely technologies out there that will wipe and shred everything till it’s of no functional use, but it wasn’t until I found something more imaginative that I got into the habit of destroying my data.
@KimZetter The more you know about biology, the more ways you learn to politely reply to well-meaning friends despite the fact that the cute critter video they just shared shows animals being horrifically mistreated.
@sarahmei It sounds like I read many of the same books on the subject as you. As a result I'm probably better at squidgy conversations than I am at normal everyday interactions. I'm not sure they've come out with a book about "how not to sound like an ass during small-talk".
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".