Category: "Cyber Security"

About the cyber-security category

  17:38, by Hagai Bar-El   , 59 words
Categories: Cyber Security

The Cybersecurity category is devoted to articles discussing the protection of critical infrastructure, and other homeland-security related topics. The term "Cybersecurity" is often abused, in my opinion, and is sometimes stretched to cover everything that normally falls into the wide domain of network security. When categorizing the essays in this blog I will stick to the narrower definition above.

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  2017-10-13

For and against security checklists, frameworks, and guidelines

  18:03, by Hagai Bar-El   , 636 words
Categories: Security Engineering, Security, Cyber Security, Counter-media
We have seen many of those by now. Starting with old ones like FIPS 140, and concluding with more recent additions as the NIST CSF (Cyber Security Framework). The question is: are whose worth my time? What are they good for? Do we need to adhere to them? In a nutshell, I think they have their value, and need to be consulted, but not worshiped. more »

  2015-08-05

Unsafe IoT safes

  21:07, by Hagai Bar-El   , 154 words
Categories: Security Engineering, Cyber Security
I have been saying that one of the challenges with securing IoT is that IoT device makers don't have the necessary security background, and the security industry does not do enough to make cyber-security more accessible to¬†manufacturers. more »

  2015-07-29

CyberDay lecture on IoT security challenges

  13:03, by Hagai Bar-El   , 41 words
Categories: Personal News, Cyber Security
Today I attended CyberDay 2015, where I delivered a lecture titled "Challenges in Securing IoT". more »

  2015-07-22

Why secure e-voting is so hard to get

  23:07, by Hagai Bar-El   , 1708 words
Categories: Security Engineering, Security Policies, Cyber Security
Following is my opinion on why reliable fully digital e-voting cannot be accomplished given its threat and security models. more »

  2014-04-09

OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug: what's at risk on the server and what is not

  22:56, by Hagai Bar-El   , 1223 words
Categories: IT Security, Cyber Security, Counter-media
A few days ago, a critical bug was found in the common OpenSSL library. OpenSSL is the library that implements the common SSL and TLS security protocols. These two (similar) protocols facilitate the encrypted tunnel feature that secure services -- over… more »

  2014-02-01

CyberTech 2014

  21:10, by Hagai Bar-El   , 438 words
Categories: IT Security, Cyber Security, Events, Counter-media
I attended CyberTech 2014 on January 27th-28th. CyberTech is a meaningful conference for technologies related to cyber security. There were both lectures and an exhibition. more »

  2013-07-06

The difference between Cyber Security and just Security

  19:24, by Hagai Bar-El   , 637 words
Categories: IT Security, Security Policies, Cyber Security, Counter-media
The concept of "Cyber Security" is surely the attention grabber of the year. All security products and services enjoy a boost in their perception of importance, and sales, by merely prepending the word "cyber" to their description. But how is cyber secu… more »

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