Nicole Softness

Nicole Softness is a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, studying International Security & Cyber Policy and working as a researcher for Columbia's Initiative on the Future of Cyber Risk. She has published articles relating to cybersecurity, counterterrorism, artificial intelligence and technology law.

Financial

Experts: Time is running short to meet GDPR requirements

by Nicole Softness • 2 years ago

"Thousands of companies have no idea they're directly covered by this law."

Financial

How Verizon delicately handled the Yahoo breach

by Nicole Softness • 2 years ago

Craig Silliman, Verizon’s EVP of Public Policy and General Counsel, said Verizon didn't panic when Yahoo announced a very bad breach in late 2016.

Healthcare

'Grey's Anatomy' attempts to bring ransomware attacks to a public audience

by Nicole Softness • 2 years ago

In the winter finale of the popular television show "Grey's Anatomy," there was an unexpected guest star: ransomware.

Financial

Private sector task force wants more 'leverage' for cybersecurity defenses

by Nicole Softness • 2 years ago

The New York Cyber Task Force has identified “frictionless areas” for private sector cybersecurity improvements.

Technology

Why Twitter's bot problem is a looming security challenge

by Nicole Softness • 2 years ago

Last month's bot attack targeting think tanks and journalists is just the latest instance that calls the company's security practices into question.

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