Category: "Security Policies"

About the Security Policies category

  23:04, by Hagai Bar-El   , 40 words
Categories: Security Policies

This category contains articles that discuss security policy issues, both at the corporate level and at the national and international levels. This domain contains security guidelines and procedures, as well as national policy considerations addressing national security, privacy, and more.

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  2016-01-12

Bruce Schneier on Israeli export control

  22:09, by Hagai Bar-El   , 650 words
Categories: Security Policies, Counter-media
I usually agree with the opinions expressed by Bruce Schneier. Seldom do I think that he is dead wrong, and yet less often do I think that an essay of his is bluntly unsubstantiated. About a month ago, he published such a post, titled: How Israel Regulates Encryption. He quoted a research that sounds sensible, but ended up interpreting it entirely wrongly, in my opinion. 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 »

  2015-02-16

Book review: "Why Privacy Matters" by Glenn Greenwald

  07:50, by Hagai Bar-El   , 324 words
Categories: Security Policies, Sources
TED published an excellent talk: Why Privacy Matters, by Glenn Greenwald. Seldom do I call an online lecture "a must for all audience", but the TED lecture by Glenn Greenwald is worth such an enforcement. Glenn Greenwald is one of the key reporters who… more »

  2015-02-11

Data about you is never thrown away

  11:01, by Hagai Bar-El   , 114 words
Categories: Personal News, Security Policies
I was quoted by The Enquirer saying that we shall all assume that data (from wearables and otherwise) that is collected by service providers will never be deleted. The data collected by wearables is only as protected as the network that holds it – and… more »

  2015-01-05

Shodan makes us all more secure

  05:46, by Hagai Bar-El   , 792 words
Categories: IT Security, Security Policies
Shodan is a search engine for computers.It allows to search for hosts on the Internet not by the text they serve but by their technical properties as they reflect in responses to queries. So is Shodan bad? Not at all. These are exactly the forces that make us all more secure. more »

  2014-09-23

A gift from Snowden to the European economy

  21:48, by Hagai Bar-El   , 463 words
Categories: Security Policies
When we buy products and services, we trust their provider to follow the norms we believe it follows. When such trust breaks, we need to think what next. In my opinion, the situation that follows the Snowden leaks forms an opportunity for Europe to catch up. more »

  2014-08-19

Protecting network neutrality: both important and hard

  06:14, by Hagai Bar-El   , 2362 words
Categories: Security Policies
The term "network neutrality" is mentioned very often lately. Here is my take of what network neutrality is, and on why it is difficult to regulate and enforce. more »

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