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Pain Points in Biometric System Security

Biometric authentication is moving fast from science fiction into everyday reality. From unlocking devices at the sound of a voice, to facial recognition, biometrics systems are growing in use and application, and for good reason. They are convenient, easy to use, and viewed as more secure than conventional authentication systems. Before you jump right in […]

Function Creep: The Frankenstein of Privacy

Do you worry about how a new technology could invade your privacy in the future? Are you ever concerned that the company you give your data to will use it against you down the road? Have you wondered if it’s time tinfoils hats came back into style? If so, you’re not alone. While innovators assure […]

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7 Ways to Get Started with the GDPR

Psst, is your business ready for the General Data Protection Regulation? On May 25th one of the world’s largest and most expansive privacy laws comes into force, with over 97 Articles and mandatory practices for organizations collecting, using, storing, distributing or destroying personal information (PI). The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to the GDPR, […]

Homomorphic Encryption: in Search of the Privacy the Holy Grail

Homomorphic encryption, first theorized in 1978, is considered one of the holy grails of the cryptography world: still out of reach like legend, but so full of possibilities researchers are eager to find a way that works. Most recent developments include computer scientist Craig Gentry’s PhD thesis in 2009, the digital world’s first fully homomorphic […]

Hi-Tech Holidays: Put Privacy in Mind When Picking out Presents

’Tis the season: November is at its end, and suddenly your shopping list has moved into overdrive with gift purchases, be they intended for family, friends, or an office Secret Santa. With the increasing rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) products, it’s very likely you have thought about giving a gift of a connected […]

Blockchain and Privacy: the New Frontier

It’s hard to enter a technical conference these days without at least one party bringing up the advancements of blockchain. With support from big-name players including IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase and Microsoft, and the foundation behind the advancement of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, researchers now argue blockchain may be the ultimate disruptive technology. Certainly if […]

Stark Banner- Winter is Coming

Five Security Lessons from Game of Thrones

The days keep spinning hot and cold in the world of Westeros. The seventh season’s final has come and gone for Game of Thrones fans, who now find themselves in for another, even longer wait until the series’ return. An HBO adaptation of George R. Martin’s popular novel series, A song of Ice and Fire, […]

Privacy and Politics: Government Use of Your Information

It has been a hot summer for 2017 so far, and I’m not talking weather. On June 28th, privacy specialists and political commenters were shocked to discover Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and vice chair of the new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested each of the 50 American States of the U.S. […]

Bon Voyage: Protecting Your Data Privacy When Traveling Abroad

Sweet summer days are finally here. Depending on where and how you work, this might be a time for family vacations and relaxing by the sea, or getting up at the crack of dawn and giving thanks to the inventor of air conditioning! As the tourism and aerospace industries can attest, summer is peak travel […]