Quarter of a million Welsh profiles added to DNA database since 2000. [I forget who linked to this one.] CCTV in the spotlight: one crime solved for every 1,000 cameras [Via the security metrics mailing list.]Read More Sunday Linkage Security/Privacy In The UK
Which I’m not — but if I were, now would be the time. ‘Unbreakable’ quantum cryptography hacked without detection using lasersRead More If I Were the Type to Say "I Told You So" Dept.
A relevant tale of medical survival over at The Reality-Based Community: Three years ago a 39-year-old American man arrived at the haematology clinic of Berlin’s sprawling Charité hospital. (The venerable Charité, one of the great names in the history of medicine, used to be in East Berlin, but it’s now the brand for the merged…Read More Cures versus Treatment
——————————— UPDATE: @lbhuston gives us the dirty low down here: http://stateofsecurity.com/?p=766 ——————————— This was a test of the emergency broadcast system. This was only a test, had this been a real change in the Threat Landscape….. You may have read in various media outlets about a little incident that happened yesterday concerning the mailing of…Read More I'm OK When The System Works – Even If It Is A False Alarm
Hey all, sorry it’s been so long since I put up some eye candy. Today’s posts come from the usual sources (flowing data and other various information design blogs) but I also wanted to point you to a new source of cool: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/ So without futher adieu, your Visualization Friday Posts (some pertinent to the…Read More Visualization Friday – Back From Hiatus
It’s opening in New York this weekend, and the New York Times has a review.Read More We Live in Public
So I’m having a conversation with a friend about caller ID blocking. And it occurs to me that my old phone with AT&T, before Cingular bought them, had this nifty feature, “show my caller-ID to people in my phone book.” Unfortunately, my current phone doesn’t have that, because Steve Jobs has declared that “Apple’s goal…Read More Perfecter than Perfect
So I was thinking about the question of the value of privacy, and it occurred to me that there may be an interesting natural experiment we can observe, and that is national security clearances in the US. For this post, I’ll assume that security clearances work for their primary purpose, which is to keep foreign…Read More What Are People Willing to Pay for Privacy?
And I couldn’t agree more. Capability and Maturity Model Creation in Information Security — PS – sorry for using “NewSchool” as a verb.Read More Mike Dahn Wants to NewSchool PCI
Quick follow up to Adam’s Monday post New on SSRN. Rob Westervelt over at SearchSecurity.com tells us about a social network privacy study finds identity link to cookies. Turns out that passing unique identifiers in referring URLs isn’t such a smart idea after all. Color me shocked. The full paper is linked to from Rob’s…Read More Social network privacy study finds identity link to cookies