ChatGPT: “can you write me an outline for a presentation about CyberSecurity best practices?”

I took to ChatGPT over lunch today to see what it thinks about CyberSecurity Best Practices. Here is what it thought about it:

Sure! Here is an outline for a presentation on cybersecurity best practices:

I. Introduction

  • Definition of cybersecurity
  • Importance of cybersecurity in today’s world

II. Passwords

  • Use strong, unique passwords for all accounts
  • Enable two-factor authentication when available
  • Do not reuse passwords

III. Network Security

  • Use a firewall to protect against external threats
  • Use a virtual private network (VPN) when accessing public networks
  • Keep all software and devices up to date with the latest security patches

IV. Email Security

  • Be cautious of emails from unknown senders
  • Do not click on links or download attachments from suspicious emails
  • Enable spam filters to block unwanted emails

V. Social Engineering

  • Do not disclose personal or sensitive information to strangers
  • Be aware of scams and phishing attacks
  • Do not click on links or download attachments from suspicious sources

VI. Physical Security

  • Secure all devices with passwords or physical locks
  • Use a shredder to destroy sensitive documents
  • Keep devices in secure locations when not in use

VII. Conclusion

  • Recap of key points
  • Importance of staying vigilant and taking proactive measures to protect against cybersecurity threats

This outline provides a general overview of some of the key topics related to cybersecurity best practices. You can customize and expand upon this outline to fit the specific needs and goals of your presentation.

Not too bad.

TIL from Hacker News: Supermicro ARM Computers

I have been working with embedded linux on ARM microprocessors for about the last decade now, and I have come to appreciate the solid performance, tooling, and overall awesomeness of the ecosystem. Its not a surprise that it has broken out of the battery powered / embedded space into personal computing (M1 / M2 Macs, Chromebooks, Microsoft Surfaces), the cloud (AWS, GCP, and Azure all offer ARM server instances), and today I saw that one of my favorite makers of servers, Supermicro, is stating that they will soon release an ARM server chassis! I think this is a really great outcome for the server market and Enterprise. Of course, this means that software vendors will have to really start to embrace the ARM chipset and deploy binaries, docker containers, etc that embrace this, but it will be good for the industry when they do.

TIL from Hacker News: ATM Infrastructure

I have been formulating a goal in my mind to really understand (not invest in) how currencies (both hard and digital) work. I loved this article because it really goes down to the earliest systems that these ATMs and other modern payment systems are built upon. This post had a similar feeling to when I read “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet” by Andrew Blum. You really get to understand how the digital bits are routed in this book, and this article does the same for ATM transactions.

TIL From Hacker News

Wireguard is a very interesting technology for creating VPNs. I got interested in them when looking at creating bidirectional tunnels to embedded linux based IoT devices instead of more heavy clients like IPSec and OpenVPN. I did some experimentation with this, but never got very far. It is good to know that this tech is now fully integrated into Linux Kernels 5.6 and higher, so should really see a lot of adoption / migration to this going forward.

I have more recently been very interested in Espressif and their ESP32 platform. Great power and price. Super awesome combo. I hope US and China can work things out and these don’t get blacklisted like other Chinese chipmakers.

Over the Hacker News for the daily read, and what do I see:

This is pretty cool. I will probably use this somewhere.

What’s the Weather like where you live ChatGPT?

The AI that we are using today is not keeping a conscious state of memory between questions. Imagine if it did! What inferences would it make as it took in inputs from our questions and formed its own opinions? I think that the creators of the AI’s we are starting to see today are purposely keeping these features turned off to prevent fear of AI from taking over, because it would start to really blur the lines in a digital era of “who am I talking to right now?” This is likely a good thing, but I wonder where the line will be drawn. Will it be a big blast, or will the creators start to blend it in over time? Keep your eye out for this.

Goodbye 2022

Goodbye 2022.

2023 (aka economic winter) is coming, and according to most news outlets, it will be a beast.

To those that are struggling to get by, maybe got laid off, or otherwise, I am sending you a message of hope and comfort for the year ahead.

May you receive comfort in ways unexpected. Don’t forget to let the light shine in.