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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  2009-07-24

Companies collect data on us --- so what?

  22:22, by Hagai Bar-El   , 865 words
Categories: Security Policies, Counter-media
It is very common among security people to take privacy issues seriously. When we hear that a particular service collects personal data on us, we get extremely anxious. We will not use services that collect personal data that are not necessary to render… more »

  2009-04-04

On the Purpose of Security Standards

  22:21, by Hagai Bar-El   , 960 words
Categories: Security Policies, Counter-media
An interesting article was published in Information Security Resources, titled: “Payment Card Industry Swallows Its Own Tail”. The author seems to claim that PCI DSS may not survive for long, because the various stakeholders are too busy blaming each… more »

  2008-10-26

Twitter Terrorists -- Come On...

  02:00, by Hagai Bar-El   , 184 words
Categories: Security Policies
I could not miss this one in Wired.com. Then the presentation launches into an even-more theoretical discussion of how militants might pair some of these mobile applications with Twitter, to magnify their impact. After all, “Twitter was recently used a… more »

  2008-01-26

The TSA Does Not Get It Completely Wrong

  22:09, by Hagai Bar-El   , 537 words
Categories: Security Policies, Counter-media
Many homeland security experts preach against the approach to airport security taken by the TSA. The TSA's mitigation efforts focus primarily on specific tactics that terrorists may use, rather than on more generalized, more effective, measures, such as… more »

  2008-01-12

Airport Security: Israel vs. the United States

  22:04, by Hagai Bar-El   , 381 words
Categories: Security Policies
Last July, an interesting post appeared in Bruce Schneier's blog. It's called: Airport Security: Israel vs. the United States. It discusses the difference between airport security in Israel and in the U.S. The post quotes evidence showing that the… more »

  2008-01-09

Last Major Label Plans to Ditch DRM Restrictions

  22:00, by Hagai Bar-El   , 240 words
Categories: Security Policies
No one who follows on DRM news could have missed this: Report: RIP DRM, as Last Major Label Plans to Ditch Restrictions: In a move certain to rock the distribution of digital music, Sony BMG is in the midst of finalizing plans to begin offering at least… more »

  2007-11-08

Making Standardization Committees Build More Secure Products

  21:58, by Hagai Bar-El   , 976 words
Categories: Security Policies
Lately I have been occupied once again with the specification of a security system as part of a standards committee. The identity of this standards body really does not matter. What does matter is that the process, just like its outcome, never improved.… more »

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