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05/03/2022

May The Fourth Be with You: Jedi Mind Tricks and Scams

The State of Security

Over the past few years, I’ve used Star Wars Day as a way to talk about two of my favourite things – Star Wars and cybersecurity. I wrote about scammers in 2020 and IoT in 2021, and I really thought I’d write about IoT again this year. After all, there’s no shortage of IoT blunders to talk about and tie into the Star Wars mythos. Instead, an article that I saw changed the direction of this post.

On May 25, 1977, Star Wars premiered. Imagine what it would have been like to be in a theatre on that night, experiencing the birth of what would become one of the biggest franchises in history. Think of the amazing moments you experienced the first time you watched the film, but no one had spoiled them or quoted them to death. I wish I could say that I was there, but sadly I wouldn’t be born for another 1,744 days.

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