Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill says that obscurity means that personal information isn’t readily available to just anyone. In our age of aggressive data collection, she says safeguarding obscurity should be a key component of consumer protections.
Jeff Schmidt, whose firm discovered a widespread Microsoft bug, worries that businesses are suffering from vulnerability fatigue. As a result, he says, they aren't doing enough to protect themselves from digital assaults.
Obama signed an executive order today authorizing a program of sanctions to battle digital assaults coming from overseas. While the order seems aimed at the Chinese, it might also be the president's most successful tool for thwarting cyberattacks.
Kenyan Christians have long dominated political and social institutions. But an increasingly devout Muslim population is pushing for a greater voice, testing the ability of religious leaders to sustain longstanding religious harmony.
DB Networks is the fifth graduate of Cync, a partnership between Northrop Grumman and the bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator created to support global cyber startups with an eye toward commercializing innovations for the federal marketplace.
The tech community has long called for reforming the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for its overly broad language. But now many worry a White House plan to toughen the law will have a chilling effect on work to expose software weaknesses.
Laws against online abuse are often underenforced and many police departments need better training to confront threats on the Web. But author and privacy expert Danielle Citron says states are starting to do more, and the public is beginning to stand up against Internet trolls, bullies, and tormentors.