I’ve spent a lot of this year talking about confidentiality. That’s what most people mean when they talk about “cyber-security”: keeping secret stuff secret. Which is, of course, important. But in the security biz we talk about three aspects to security: confidentiality, integrity and availability. Fun fact: we’re told to teach this as availability, integrity … Continue reading Enough about secrecy! What about the other stuff?
The government wants ISPs to store everyone’s browser history. Not the least intrusive thing ever proposed, and a world first for a democracy. Should we be proud to be leading the pack in surveillance of our own population – again? (We’ve the most CCTV cameras per capita too, remember). Let’s count the ways in which … Continue reading Snooper’s Charter – oppressive and useless in equal measure
The American decision to bug Chancellor Merkel’s private mobile has several consequences. All of them will affect us – by which I mean business decision makers – sooner, and more thoroughly, than we’d like. The obvious part is that our compliance costs are about to go up. We already knew that the European General Data … Continue reading Why the US bugging Merkel’s phone will cost you money