Category Archives: Regulatory & Security

Good luck silencing science

Good luck silencing science

Good luck silencing science Technology and the internet have empowered science just as they have business and communication. As with the others, tech has helped make scientific endeavors global in scope, robust against interference, and accessible by billions — with or without the consent of the powers that be. That’s just one reason why the […]

How a White Hat Hacker Breaks Into a Business

How a White Hat Hacker Breaks Into a Business

A pen tester talks through how to break into a company. The phone rings and the IT department answers. On the other end is the secretary for the president of a big bank, one of your company’s biggest customers. The bank’s president is doing a video presentation with your president and the secretary has no […]

The Apple Encryption Debate, Just The Facts Please!

In The Apple Encryption Debate, Can We Just Have The Facts Please?

How to join the network I’m about to take a radical position in the encryption debate between Apple and the FBI: I’m undecided. As Apple and federal law enforcement continue to hurl rhetoric about encryption, one thing has become crystal clear: today’s encryption debate is neither healthy nor well-informed. Encryption’s role in privacy – and […]

Combating the cybersecurity job crunch

Combating the cybersecurity job crunch

There is a looming crisis in information security that will necessitate that businesses change how they manage their security efforts. While there will always be new attacks and methodologies with which to contend, it’s the growing shortage of skilled cybersecurity resources that is poised to cause enterprises heartache for the foreseeable future. Already in 2016, […]

Fear & Loathing at RSA — Cybersecurity Limits

Fear and loathing at RSA — Hacking, security and the limits of protection

There is danger everywhere you look in the cybersecurity space. People are trying to steal your credentials or trick you into giving them important information. They are exploiting unpatched operating systems, locating security holes in applications and hacking into unprotected hardware. You’re not paranoid, you’re told. Hackers, con artists and social engineers really are out […]

Why is the FCC Handing Google Your TV?

Why is the FCC Handing Google Your TV?

A new FCC rule would force TV providers to install a new box that would give tech companies like Google access to their programming. Regulation is supposed to protect us, whether from changing climate or lead in our water or speculators who crash financial markets. But the FCC has proposed a regulation that hands control […]