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Morning, everybody. How you doing today in this episode of the show. We're going to talk about James Harden the rules and how that impacts your cyber security and privacy now that is probably one of the weirdest intros I've done in a while, but bear with me. I'm 98% sure that this makes sense.

So I'm a big basketball fan and a part of that is watching some of the NBA even though I greatly prefer the WNBA and Collegiate basketball at to the NBA but nevertheless the NBA playoffs are in full swing and two Titans in the west are facing off in the second round and they had game 1 this weekend.

Of course, I'm talking about the Golden State Warriors the reigning Champs against the Houston Rockets. Now, you don't have to be a basketball fan to understand this, but bear with me we're going to use this example to show you two different phases of the same issue. So on Houston, there is a player called James Harden.

He is the previous NBA league at wide MVP. He is a score Machine already a legend in the game because he has taken the NBA rulebook which I hope all the players of red and look for holes and areas where he can push the boundaries and exploit to his advantage and that's a really good thing now take a look at this clip from ESPN.

This is not a foul in this situation into the news clip goes on for another few minutes and there's multiple clips from other shows where they're all talking about the rules and the issues out in officiating from game one between Golden State and Houston. Play me issue at hand here.

Essentially the way the basketball rules are written for the NBA is a little bit vague in these areas. And that's where Harden being the genius that he is has realized it and he's pushing the boundaries enforcing officials to make calls that they're not used to calling. So we're not talking about his crazy step-back 3, even though there's an entire video that explains why that's not against NBA rules though against every other rule set in the world including fever what we're talking about here is these three pointers.

So there's a two rules that in basketball. You need to be aware of one around contact and you can't there Tempe contact with somebody who's making a shot but it doesn't state which way the contact has to go doesn't mean that it means that the defender can't initiate contact but it also says that contact initiated by an offensive player to East implies that contact started by an offensive player is also a foul on the defensive player.

That's really really weird. So that's one of the rules in the second rule has to do with this area. Idea of Landing zones, essentially when you're in the air you can no longer control where you go. So the rules state that if you take off whatever was clear when you took off needs to remain clear so that you can lie.

And so if you jump straight up nobody can run there any few if you're jumping forward into a clear area that area needs to remain clear. But if it wasn't clear what you took off then it's going to be your file not the defending players. So with the intention here is that James Harden is actually kicking his legs out into somebody else's area or into an unexpected Landing Zone and the question is whether or not that's a foul or should have be a no-call benefits of foul Chevelle on the defender who's in that space or should it be a foul on James Harden for initiating for making contact with somebody it's a really great area that we're not going to answer that question me know as a basketball fan of what I wanted to bring up the relation to cybersecurity and to privacy.

I think there's two sides here first. We're going to talk about your cyber security. James Harden has a job he needs to fill up a bucket and help his team win and he's doing a wicked wicked job of that and he's done it in a really ingenious way not only is insanely talented player, but he's read the rules figured out an area where he can exploit.

So he has another are I move that he's famous for that worthless Tech back three point shot. So he's mastered this and it's absolutely genius how he's mad after this because he's essentially standing next to the defender then all of a sudden. He's 6 feet away taking a shot.

That's essentially uncontested and everybody screams that that's a traveling violation, but it's not because he's read the rules and you know, what the very fine line that he can walk in order to make that work. The analogy here is password policies. It security team cyber security teams go nuts when they see users passwords and why did you use you know, what just that one at the end of your password won't because the rule said I needed to change it and it needed to be complicated.

So adding one then going to 22324 meets those Apartments, even if it doesn't meet the spirit of the rules and I think that's something we have cyber security teams need to be aware of is that people are just trying to get their job done while following the rules and if that means bending the rules are pushing the rules in an area in which you wouldn't anticipate then that's what they're going to do because me, and they do not try to break the rules.

They're trying to adhere to them as best. They can while getting their job done. So if you're writing cybersecurity policy, you need to be aware of that because people are going to do this all the time now the second side of this coin actually relates to your privacy. So we've seen what Harden's doing and now in this issue of shooting the 3 and Swinging his legs for to generate that contact is forcing the refs to make a call one way or the other he's essentially saying I know this is a weak spot.

I know what's possible and I think I can get away with it more often than not and Throat the regular-season hard and did he more often than not got this call going his way. So you hit a 3-pointer and then get an extra shot on the foul line to make it a four-point play all while getting a foul in the defending player was such a huge ineffective play that obviously he kept going to enforcing officials that way in this the first time it's really kind of come to loggerheads where it's not going his way and in a game and we'll see how it goes in the series.

Now, how does this relate your privacy is very much like social networks where in the terms of service it says that they are allowed to use your data in certain ways, but then they are coming out publicly stating or making statements, you know on their website or an interview say no we're not going to do that.

Well, the rules say they're allowed to and they're going to push if they need to so push come to shove and they need to win a game. They're going to go that way and we've seen time and time again just like Harden knows that the rules are a little bit murky but allow him to do this, even though that wasn't the intention the intention of that Landing Zone rule is not that an offensive player can jack Nice their feet out and Dean to fall on their butt and make it look even worse but the rules allow him to do that even though that totally flies in the face of the intention of the spirit.

We see the same thing with social media. We see the same thing with Services where the law or the in this case the terms of service that defining legal agreement says they're allowed to do something as a user we go. We'll know but they said they wouldn't do that as a user you have to understand that if the rules say they can they're going to do it.

Someone is going to do it. Maybe not everybody someone is going to see that and push it to their advantage because in this case, it's the Company's trying to stay alive trying to make money trying to gain market share and they're going to do everything they can to do it.

So that's an interesting set of thoughts maybe from a completely different angle, but I think it's really important and it was a really topical thing to see how to harden who is an amazing basketball player has read the rules and realize that there's a lot of gray areas that he can exploit as people who make cybersecurity policy as users of services online that have terms of service at Ankeny.

Show me where the exact same thing will happen to you people walk either try to get the job done and push the policy or to their own business benefit push things forward and take advantage of because the legal to finding grievance says they can't what do you think? Let me know.

Hit me up online at Mark NCAA in the comments down below for those even the blogs and as always by email me at Mark n. C a look forward to talking to you about this and many other issues if you want to shoot the breeze of a basketball, let me know to have a great day and we'll see you on the next show.

Morning, everybody. How you doing today in this episode of the show. We're going to talk about James Harden the rules and how that impacts your cyber security and privacy now that is probably one of the weirdest intros I've done in a while, but bear with me. I'm 98% sure that this makes sense.

So I'm a big basketball fan and a part of that is watching some of the NBA even though I greatly prefer the WNBA and Collegiate basketball at to the NBA but nevertheless the NBA playoffs are in full swing and two Titans in the west are facing off in the second round and they had game 1 this weekend.

Of course, I'm talking about the Golden State Warriors the reigning Champs against the Houston Rockets. Now, you don't have to be a basketball fan to understand this, but bear with me we're going to use this example to show you two different phases of the same issue. So on Houston, there is a player called James Harden.

He is the previous NBA league at wide MVP. He is a score Machine already a legend in the game because he has taken the NBA rulebook which I hope all the players of red and look for holes and areas where he can push the boundaries and exploit to his advantage and that's a really good thing now take a look at this clip from ESPN.

This is not a foul in this situation into the news clip goes on for another few minutes and there's multiple clips from other shows where they're all talking about the rules and the issues out in officiating from game one between Golden State and Houston. Play me issue at hand here.

Essentially the way the basketball rules are written for the NBA is a little bit vague in these areas. And that's where Harden being the genius that he is has realized it and he's pushing the boundaries enforcing officials to make calls that they're not used to calling. So we're not talking about his crazy step-back 3, even though there's an entire video that explains why that's not against NBA rules though against every other rule set in the world including fever what we're talking about here is these three pointers.

So there's a two rules that in basketball. You need to be aware of one around contact and you can't there Tempe contact with somebody who's making a shot but it doesn't state which way the contact has to go doesn't mean that it means that the defender can't initiate contact but it also says that contact initiated by an offensive player to East implies that contact started by an offensive player is also a foul on the defensive player.

That's really really weird. So that's one of the rules in the second rule has to do with this area. Idea of Landing zones, essentially when you're in the air you can no longer control where you go. So the rules state that if you take off whatever was clear when you took off needs to remain clear so that you can lie.

And so if you jump straight up nobody can run there any few if you're jumping forward into a clear area that area needs to remain clear. But if it wasn't clear what you took off then it's going to be your file not the defending players. So with the intention here is that James Harden is actually kicking his legs out into somebody else's area or into an unexpected Landing Zone and the question is whether or not that's a foul or should have be a no-call benefits of foul Chevelle on the defender who's in that space or should it be a foul on James Harden for initiating for making contact with somebody it's a really great area that we're not going to answer that question me know as a basketball fan of what I wanted to bring up the relation to cybersecurity and to privacy.

I think there's two sides here first. We're going to talk about your cyber security. James Harden has a job he needs to fill up a bucket and help his team win and he's doing a wicked wicked job of that and he's done it in a really ingenious way not only is insanely talented player, but he's read the rules figured out an area where he can exploit.

So he has another are I move that he's famous for that worthless Tech back three point shot. So he's mastered this and it's absolutely genius how he's mad after this because he's essentially standing next to the defender then all of a sudden. He's 6 feet away taking a shot.

That's essentially uncontested and everybody screams that that's a traveling violation, but it's not because he's read the rules and you know, what the very fine line that he can walk in order to make that work. The analogy here is password policies. It security team cyber security teams go nuts when they see users passwords and why did you use you know, what just that one at the end of your password won't because the rule said I needed to change it and it needed to be complicated.

So adding one then going to 22324 meets those Apartments, even if it doesn't meet the spirit of the rules and I think that's something we have cyber security teams need to be aware of is that people are just trying to get their job done while following the rules and if that means bending the rules are pushing the rules in an area in which you wouldn't anticipate then that's what they're going to do because me, and they do not try to break the rules.

They're trying to adhere to them as best. They can while getting their job done. So if you're writing cybersecurity policy, you need to be aware of that because people are going to do this all the time now the second side of this coin actually relates to your privacy. So we've seen what Harden's doing and now in this issue of shooting the 3 and Swinging his legs for to generate that contact is forcing the refs to make a call one way or the other he's essentially saying I know this is a weak spot.

I know what's possible and I think I can get away with it more often than not and Throat the regular-season hard and did he more often than not got this call going his way. So you hit a 3-pointer and then get an extra shot on the foul line to make it a four-point play all while getting a foul in the defending player was such a huge ineffective play that obviously he kept going to enforcing officials that way in this the first time it's really kind of come to loggerheads where it's not going his way and in a game and we'll see how it goes in the series.

Now, how does this relate your privacy is very much like social networks where in the terms of service it says that they are allowed to use your data in certain ways, but then they are coming out publicly stating or making statements, you know on their website or an interview say no we're not going to do that.

Well, the rules say they're allowed to and they're going to push if they need to so push come to shove and they need to win a game. They're going to go that way and we've seen time and time again just like Harden knows that the rules are a little bit murky but allow him to do this, even though that wasn't the intention the intention of that Landing Zone rule is not that an offensive player can jack Nice their feet out and Dean to fall on their butt and make it look even worse but the rules allow him to do that even though that totally flies in the face of the intention of the spirit.

We see the same thing with social media. We see the same thing with Services where the law or the in this case the terms of service that defining legal agreement says they're allowed to do something as a user we go. We'll know but they said they wouldn't do that as a user you have to understand that if the rules say they can they're going to do it.

Someone is going to do it. Maybe not everybody someone is going to see that and push it to their advantage because in this case, it's the Company's trying to stay alive trying to make money trying to gain market share and they're going to do everything they can to do it.

So that's an interesting set of thoughts maybe from a completely different angle, but I think it's really important and it was a really topical thing to see how to harden who is an amazing basketball player has read the rules and realize that there's a lot of gray areas that he can exploit as people who make cybersecurity policy as users of services online that have terms of service at Ankeny.

Show me where the exact same thing will happen to you people walk either try to get the job done and push the policy or to their own business benefit push things forward and take advantage of because the legal to finding grievance says they can't what do you think? Let me know.

Hit me up online at Mark NCAA in the comments down below for those even the blogs and as always by email me at Mark n. C a look forward to talking to you about this and many other issues if you want to shoot the breeze of a basketball, let me know to have a great day and we'll see you on the next show.