Category Archives: Privacy

Orwellian Behavioral Economics and Privacy Risk

– Recently, I have been looking into behavioral economics. I strongly believe that conclusions from research in this area might well be applicable and contribute significantly to our understanding of cybersecurity risk management. The underlying premise of behavioral economics, which arose from the…

Privacy and the Sharing Economy

– In a previous column, I mentioned a talk with the title “Cybersecurity Challenges of Systems-of-Systems for Fully-Automated Road Vehicles,” which I delivered on November 8, 2017 at the 2017 CEWIT (Center of Excellence Wireless and Information Technology) Conference in Stony Brook, New York. In…

Is Secrecy Over?

– Is this not an incredible question? We’ve been bombarded over the past couple of decades with numerous cases of privacy compromise. But secrecy! Is nothing sacred anymore? Not if you read the November 12, 2017 New York Times article “Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A.…

Conflict vs. Consensus Cybersecurity Risk Models

– I gave a presentation at the end of April 2017 on “A Consensus Model for Optimizing Privacy, Secrecy, Security and Safety” at the IEEE Homeland Security Technology Conference. The topic occurred to me when reading a quote by Brookings Institute Fellow, Susan Hennessey, as follows: “We could…

HAL as Your Car’s Co-Pilot

– If you recall, in my BlogInfoSec column of May 2, 2016 “Lip Reading Computers … Here Comes HAL,” I described an article about how computers were being trained to lip read and immediately related it to the treacherous lip-reading computer named HAL from the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.”…