Critical thinking and social engineering

Nowadays it is no longer difficult to conduct background check on anyone, given the sheer amount of information available online and the tools that come in handy. One does not need to technically hack or gain unauthorized access to platforms in order to obtain sensitive information about a person. There are many ways to execute … Read moreCritical thinking and social engineering

Cooperate, coordinate, collaborate

“Cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate” — this is the call of President Duterte to small nations to implement to attain prosperity for all, during the opening ceremony of the recently held Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018. Also referred to as the 3Cs of togetherness, we tend to use these terms interchangeably to mean working … Read moreCooperate, coordinate, collaborate

Digital Influencing

The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica fiasco involving the personal data of up to 87 million users, which purportedly helped elect President Donald Trump, underscores the influencing power of social media in decision-making by bombarding targeted social media users with hyper-specific appeals. Such methodology is what I call “push digital influencing” – that is, information of … Read moreDigital Influencing

Digital-ready leadership skills

The fusion of different technologies in the digital, physical and biological spheres is disrupting businesses and organizations the world over. Commonly referred to these days as the 4th Industrial Revolution, or 4IR, this phenomenon is having a profound impact on the way we live, learn, work, and relate to each other. Thusly, leaders require certain … Read moreDigital-ready leadership skills

Yet another data compromise

News broke out globally in recent days of yet another data compromise involving Cambridge Analytica. Founded in London, Cambridge Analytica is a data analytics company that specializes in behavioral microtargeting, i.e., understanding your personality and exploiting that. The scandal involved the misuse of 50 million Facebook profiles to produce specific types of messaging in relation … Read moreYet another data compromise