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Techies, Newbies and the Preservation of Privacy

– No sooner had I submitted my May 30, 2016 “Facebook Fallibility—Algorithms vs. Judgement vs. Ourselves” BlogInfoSec column about Facebook having used newbies to select items for “Trending Topics” than Jim Rutenberg published an article, “Facebook’s Troubling One-Way Mirror,” on the…

Convenience vs. Data Breaches … Avoidance is an Answer

– In “If You’re Collecting Our Data, You Ought to Protect It” in the Business Section of The New York Times of February 17, 2013, Natasha Singer describes how a data breach involving the personal nonpublic information of some 40,000 current and former NASA employees was preceded by an…

Integrity First … Then Availability … Then Confidentiality

– “Whatever happens, the system’s integrity must be restored.” This quotation appeared in an August 10, 2012 article “Knight Capital trading disaster portends frightening future for markets” by Diane Francis available at …

Is Infosec Self-Isolating?

– … and , if so, what are the consequences? My July 23, 2012 column, “It’s About Availability and Integrity (not so much Confidentiality)” caused something of a stir when I claimed that availability is often more important than confidentiality, as illustrated by the case of the Ulster…