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Tag Archives: Legal & Regulatory Issues

DHS Security Control May Improve Airport Economy

– It turns out that banning water on airplanes may help improve the vendor economy in airports. The idea is simple. Since passengers may not carry water onto airplanes when boarding, each flight airport hop benefits because passengers need to re-purchase drinks when they land and exit the aircraft.…

Should the US Military Create a DDOS Botnet?

– Absolutely. The military should have both defensive and offensive capabilities in electronic warfare, just as in traditional warfare. DDOS capabilities to knock attackers off-line should certainly be a priority. If one believes that it should be policy to “walk softly and carry a big…

Why security breaches are still bad for you….

– Shostack‘s paper/presentation rests on the following assumptions: 1. Security Breaches normally do not have much of an impact 2. Security Breaches increase transparency 3. Information Security Transparency is good 4. Transparency allows us to collect data which in turn allows us to create…

Be honest: What’s the value of that data you’re protecting?

– Last night I was at a corporate dinner and met a CISCO rep. He assured me that the value was in the network. I replied that from my perspective the value is in the data. I proceeded to give him a little thought experiment: Suppose my social security number is on a hard drive and […] …

Apple on DRM: Its Relevance to Our Virtual Trust Paper

– Sam and I noted in our Virtual Trust (VT) paper that DRM was used to create the necessary trust in order for Apple to sell electronic music. Slashdot quotes Jobs as saying: Much of the concern over DRM systems has arisen in European countries. Perhaps those unhappy with the current situation…