Surveillance: How Much is Too Much?

Scandal gripped the nation of Peru in 2015 when it was discovered that then vice-president and some congressmen were victims of domestic intelligence agency spying. Journalistic investigations learned how the Peruvian intelligence agency had collected data on hundreds of prominent citizens. Public outrage led to congressional censure and the prompt ousting of Peruvian Prime Minister [...]

2018-02-25T20:57:44+00:00Categories: Government, News|Comments Off on Surveillance: How Much is Too Much?

The Snowden Phone

Controversial NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, teamed up with Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, a hacker currently suing the US Department of Justice challenging provisions in the Section 1201 of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, to create a phone case that can aid in countering digital surveillance. According to the US legal theory surrounding 4th Amendment law termed [...]

2018-02-25T21:01:53+00:00Categories: Government, News|Comments Off on The Snowden Phone

From the U.S. to Europe and Asia: Cybersecurity Policies Around the Globe

Whether it’s a data breach, theft or a cyber attack, nations are facing constant threats to their networks. As a result, governments worldwide are implementing cybersecurity policies to combat rising cyber crime. Cybersecurity threats are a growing concern around the world, as businesses and government agencies are hit with data breaches and cyber attacks on a large scale. Whether [...]

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Cyber Security and Its Role in Government. How Government Can Combat Cyber Threats

Cyber Security is Vitally Important for Government Organizations Discover how government data can be exposed and learn what’s being done to combat cyber threats. Government organizations are under constant threat from cyber crime. Unfortunately, they have so far been ill-prepared in their cyber security to meet and prevent these attacks. According to a recent report, government agencies [...]

2017-10-31T18:09:12+00:00Categories: Government, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cyber Security and Its Role in Government. How Government Can Combat Cyber Threats

Censorship Around the World: When Does Global Cybersecurity Cross the Line?

Cybersecurity is necessary to protect governments around the globe from cyber threats, but what happens if cybersecurity oversteps its bounds and threatens freedom and privacy? Governments and other organizations around the world are bolstering their cybersecurity efforts, not only to protect their information assets and systems, but also to fight cyber terrorism. However, cybersecurity can often be hindered or restricted [...]

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Hillary vs. Donald: Cyber Security and the President-Elect

    Cyber security has been at the forefront of the U.S. presidential campaign. Not only has Hillary Clinton been in the hot seat for using an unsecured private email server during her time as Secretary of State, her campaign has been the victim of a series of email hacks from WikiLeaks. There have also been concerns [...]

2017-11-07T14:38:16+00:00Categories: Cybersecurity, Government, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hillary vs. Donald: Cyber Security and the President-Elect

Information Security Challenges and Presidential Politics

In recent years information security challenges have dominated headlines as hacking incidents at companies – such as Home Depot, Target and Anthem – become more prevalent. But 2016 seems to be the year of the political hack. A lack of information security can prove to be debilitating to even the most savvy political campaigns, as career politicians [...]

2016-12-16T16:14:05+00:00Categories: Cybersecurity, Government, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Information Security Challenges and Presidential Politics

The Feds Aren’t the Only Ones in the Warrantless Wiretapping Game

The modern world is exploding with new technologies that have the potential to radically alter human life on this planet both for the better and the worse. The burgeoning of surveillance technology has already begun to become pervasive in the public and private sectors, ranging from the rampant police department misuse of telephone eavesdropping devices [...]

Borrowed your Friend’s Netflix Password? Don’t Worry, You’re Probably Not a Criminal, Just a Cheapskate.

Contributed by Jeffrey Sebranek The July 5, 2016 court case heard by the United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, has created a firestorm of controversy over the now potential illegality of friendly and familial password sharing for popular internet services such as HBO GO, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. The case bringing this issue to [...]

DNC Gets Hacked

Contributed by Jeffrey Sebranek The 2016 DNC Hacking Two nebulous Russian hacking organizations have recently infiltrated the network of the Democratic National Committee, making off with emails, chats and a cache of opposition research on presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump according to the DNC and cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike. The DNC learned of the hack [...]