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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  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 »

  2013-12-28

Book review: Little Brother

  11:25, by Hagai Bar-El   , 336 words
Categories: Security Policies, Sources, Security
I have just finished reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. more »

  2013-09-13

Protecting private data: with law or with technology?

  13:54, by Hagai Bar-El   , 954 words
Categories: Security Policies, Security, Counter-media
There is an ongoing debate on the need for new regulations that protect individuals' personal data. Regulation is said to be required to protect the personal data of citizens, consumers, patients, etc., both against corporate service providers… 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 »

  2012-03-08

Against the collection of private data: The unknown risk factor

  23:48, by Hagai Bar-El   , 734 words
Categories: Security Policies, Counter-media
I bet there are thousands of blog posts advocating privacy and explaining why people should resist governments and companies collecting personal data. I dare to write yet another one because I would like to make a couple of points that I have never seen… more »

  2011-02-07

Tips for Submitting Proposals to EU FP7 (now H2020) and Others

  23:09, by Hagai Bar-El   , 994 words
Categories: Security Policies
Among the work I do is the evaluation of research proposals for the FP7 (and H2020) of the European Commission. I review research proposals that are submitted in response to calls that are related to information security. Truthfully, this work… more »

  2011-01-28

Cyber-war Risk Exaggerated?

  23:02, by Hagai Bar-El   , 700 words
Categories: Security Policies, Cyber Security, Counter-media
A ZDNet article, Cyber-war risk is exaggerated, says OECD study, points to what seems as a thorough study that concluded with the stated result. I never read this study, but from the article one can point one point in which it is probably right and one… more »

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