Category: "Security Engineering"

About the Security Engineering category

  22:47, by Hagai Bar-El   , 49 words
Categories: Security Engineering

The Security Engineering category contains articles that discuss analysis of requirements and solutions that are of interest to the security engineer. As opposed to the IT Security category, the articles of this category address not the secure deployment of systems, but the secure design of systems -- software and hardware.

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  2014-10-11

Snapchat leak -- who is to blame?

  10:52, by Hagai Bar-El   , 242 words
Categories: IT Security, Security Engineering
Snapchat is in the headlines again for allegedly leaking out nude photos of users. They strictly deny that there was any breach of their servers, and blame third party applications for leaking this data. This might be the case, but it is not enough to take them off the hook, especially given that their product is mostly about ​confidence​. more »

  2014-04-03

Bitcoin does not provide anonymity

  22:22, by Hagai Bar-El   , 762 words
Categories: Security Engineering, Security Policies, Security, Counter-media
When people discuss Bitcoin, one of its properties that is often considered is its presumable anonymity. In this respect, it is often compared to cash. However, it shall be recognized and understood that Bitcoin is not as anonymous as cash; far from it,… more »

My new patent on secure key provisioning

  12:02, by Hagai Bar-El   , 151 words
Categories: Personal News, Security Engineering
I recently got a US patent application granted by the Patent and Trademark Office. The patent bears the title "Methods Circuits Devices and Systems for Provisioning of Cryptographic Data to One or More Electronic Devices". more »

  2014-01-29

SnapChat and client authentication

  21:37, by Hagai Bar-El   , 25 words
Categories: Security Engineering
I have written a post about the SnapChat hack, and what it can teach us on the need for secure execution and secure client authentication. more »

  2013-09-15

How risky to privacy is Apple's fingerprint reader?

  22:11, by Hagai Bar-El   , 964 words
Categories: IT Security, Security Engineering
Congratulations to Apple for featuring a fingerprint reader as part of its new iPhone. It was reported by The Wall Street Journal here, in the blog of Bruce Schneier here, by Time Tech here, and in dozens of other places. Very much expectedly, this reve… more »

  2013-02-05

My new patent on a secure execution environment

  23:32, by Hagai Bar-El   , 119 words
Categories: Personal News, Security Engineering
I recently got a US patent application granted by the Patent and Trademark Office. The patent bears the title "Device, System, and Method of Securely Executing Applications". more »

  2011-07-30

Handling the Security Aspect of Smart Grid Product Purchasing

  23:33, by Hagai Bar-El   , 1581 words
Categories: Security Engineering, Cyber Security
Smart Grid security is one of the new emerging fields of security. Everybody knows that the new generation of electricity grids requires a new level of security against cyber-wars, cyber-terrorism, and all the rest. Yet, for the purchaser of Smart Grid… more »

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