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The Shorter Matt Blaze: NSA Hacking Is OK, As Long As We Take Away Its Best Hacking Tools
Matt Blaze, a well-known public cryptographer and NSA critic, offered what seemed like a modest concession in the relentless campaign against NSA intelligence gathering
United States
15 Jan 2014
Is The Congressional Response To The Target Breach Off-Target?
In the aftermath of the TARGET breach announced last month, there has been much talk of how to respond to large-scale breaches of this type.
United States
15 Jan 2014
Hackback Backers’ Comeback?
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission has issued its annual report.
United States
29 Nov 2013
European Webmail Privacy: Even Worse Than I Thought
I’ve been critical of the claim that European privacy law offers more protection against government surveillance than American law.
European Union
29 Oct 2013
NIST Issues Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework — Cybersecurity Hardest Hit
NIST has revised the draft cybersecurity framework that it released in August. What it published today is a "preliminary cybersecurity framework."
United States
29 Oct 2013
Europe, The Cloud, And The New York Times
The "New York Times" recently ran a story arguing that, after the Snowden revelations, Europe would have to build its own cloud computing industry to protect European privacy.
European Union
23 Oct 2013
Would You Be Ready? Is Your Company Doing Enough To Prevent, And Mitigate The Costs Of, A Data Breach?
Earlier this year, Schnuck Markets Inc. announced that it had been the victim of a data breach that potentially affected 2.4 million customers.
United States
5 Sep 2013
Cloud Computing: The US versus The EU
European cloud providers have tried for years to gain a competitive advantage in the European market over U.S.-based counterparts by claiming that content stored with European providers is more protected from government access than data stored with U.S. companies.
United States
27 Jul 2013
Intelligence Under Law - Judiciary Testimony
The statement of Stewart A. Baker at the Oversight Hearing on the Administration's use of FISA Authorities.
United States
25 Jul 2013
The CFAA And The Insider Threat
Rep. Zoe Lofgren recently introduced "Aaron’s Law," legislation that would significantly amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
United States
9 Jul 2013
Using Attribution To Deter Cyberespionage
A discussion on how attribution can be used to deter foreign governments' cyber-espionage.
United States
24 Jun 2013
Cloudy With A Chance Of Exploitation
With all the controversy surrounding the leaks regarding the PRISM program, there is at least one constituency that is likely rejoicing — Europe-based cloud computing companies.
United States
21 Jun 2013
"I’m Shocked—Shocked—To Find That Surveillance Is Going On In Here."
If Congress now collectively determines that it didn't realize what it was authorizing back in 2008, or thinks the intelligence community has gone too far, it can a) eliminate or cut back on the program, or b) exercise more rigorous oversight to make sure the program stays within bounds.
United States
17 Jun 2013
Total Information Awareness, Redux
There have been many critics of the Obama Administration’s aggressive pursuit of leakers.
United States
17 Jun 2013
Location, Location, Location
The Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act is one of several pieces of legislation that would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant based on probable cause whenever it seeks location information.
United States
6 Jun 2013
Overreacting To The AP Subpoenas
However well-intentioned, this bill is an extreme overreaction to the frenzy over DOJ having used a "secret" subpoena to obtain telephone records of AP reporters in a national security leak case.
United States
4 Jun 2013
Support For Retribution And Active Defense Increases
Chinese hacking continues to build anger in American business and government circles.
United States
3 Jun 2013
Lessons From The New York ATM Heist
The recent announcement of charges in New York against eight members of a cybercrime ring that stole $40 million from ATMs in 24 countries, all within 10 hours, is the latest in a series of episodes that illustrate the constant threat of cyber attacks against our corporate networks.
United States
20 May 2013
Not-So-Shocking Privacy Surprises
The true dimensions of the problem are impossible to gauge.
United States
7 May 2013
Amendments To CISPA A Threat To Cybersecurity?
In response to some of the privacy criticisms of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the House Intelligence Committee is proposing amendments to the bill.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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