Lo and Behold” Werner Herzog creates another captivating film
The newly released documentary, “Lo and Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World,” directed by filmmaker Werner Herzog, illustrates the wondrous and surprising impact of the rise of the Internet in an informative and humorous way.
Well-known hacker to put on “magic show” at Virginia Beach cyber security event
Kevin Mitnick has been there, at the mercy of another company’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
The man billed as the world’s most famous hacker, who now helps others protect themselves, once had his own AT&T account compromised through some nefarious social ingenuity: Someone posing as an AT&T employee who called a store to reset his information.
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016) by Werner Herzog
Lo And Behold by Werner Herzog is an incredibly fascinating podcast. Split into 10 chapters that each provide information and ask questions about different aspects of internet technology and culture, the film sees Herzog speaking to internet historians and recovering internet addicts, aerospace engineers and hackers, futurists and cynics. All provide unique perspectives that inspire curiosity and skepticism, posing questions and exploring ideas that don’t necessarily add up to any larger conclusions, and Herzog swiftly darts from one topic of expertise to the next, never settling down to focus on one specific question or idea long enough for the viewer to be especially bored or especially enlightened.
What is the most engaging story about hackers/hacking?
The first thing that comes to mind is Kevin Mitnick’s Ghost in the Wires. I binge-listened to the book on audio in a few days. It is the most engaging story, about hacking or otherwise, that I’ve ever read. The summary from Amazon does the book more justice than I could:
Werner Herzog’s Human Touch Lifts Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World Above Tech-Bro Celebration
As its title suggests, Werner Herzog’s latest documentary is a broad, poetic consideration of technology’s—which is to say, humanity’s—history and future. Through interviews with the likes of Elon Musk and Kevin Mitnick, the director episodically lays bare a series of utopian visions about technology’s potential to help us learn, take us to other planets, and free us from daily tasks like driving. But Herzog’s gentle, skeptical interjections keep Lo and Behold from turning into a tech-bro hagiography. He punctuates discussions with interjections like “[Robots] can’t fall in love”—simple statements that get to the heart of the matter.
Here is a great opportunity to get schooled in cybersecurity from the World’s Most Famous Hacker, Kevin Mitnick
Envision Consulting, a Washington DC-based provider of IT services and support to financial advisory businesses, has hired me to be the master of ceremonies for a unique event to be held Wednesday October 19 in Tysons Corner, VA from 11am to 2pm.
How is the network? How are you? A tangle of cables and some lights? Or is something more abstract? Almost can not live without but have no idea of how we should act. How the hell do they manage to film and TV series?
Security awareness training is one of the most effective ways to strengthen what is generally known as “the weakest link in the security chain.” The key is to make employees skeptical without paralyzing them with paranoia. Security experts agree that humans are the weakest link in the security chain. Virtually all of them agree that security awareness training can strengthen many of those weaknesses.