Berto Jongman: Say NO to Mandated Cyber – Insecurity (“Keys Under Doormats”)

Categories: Access,Security
Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Keys Under Doormats: Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications

We have found that the damage that could be caused by law enforcement exceptional access requirements would be even greater today than it would have been 20 years ago. In the wake of the growing economic and social cost of the fundamental insecurity of today’s Internet environment, any proposals that alter the security dynamics online should be approached with caution. Exceptional access would force Internet system developers to reverse “forward secrecy” design practices that seek to minimize the impact on user privacy when systems are breached. The complexity of today’s Internet environment, with millions of apps and globally connected services, means that new law enforcement requirements are likely to introduce unanticipated, hard to detect security flaws. Beyond these and other technical vulnerabilities, the prospect of globally deployed exceptional access systems raises difficult problems about how such an environment would be governed and how to ensure that such systems would respect human rights and the rule of law.

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Jul 9

Jean Lievens: European Open Science Cloud

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Towards the European Open Science Cloud

CERN has recently published a paper which outlines the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud that will enable digital science by introducing IT as a Service to the public research sector in Europe.

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May 11

Jean Lievens: Can Analytics Save The Earth?

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

This Earth Day, Let’s Start Using Analytics To Conserve Energy

The success of new energy projects relies on one crucial skill: the ability to derive insights from massive amounts of rapidly changing data. That’s why utilities and energy companies are adopting analytics to meet the rising demand for renewable energy from more sophisticated customers.

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May 10

Mongoose: UNASUR Opens Defense School Focused on Peace and Stability

Mongoose

Mongoose

Unasur opens Defense School to elaborate a shared doctrine of peace and stability

The Union of South American Nations, Unasur will celebrate this Friday its eighth anniversary with the official opening of the South American Defense School (Esude) created to instruct on defense and security issues, both at civil and military level, following ‘the principles of a regional strategic vision’.

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Apr 19

Mongoose: Security flaw gave researcher the power to erase every video on YouTube

Mongoose

Mongoose

Security flaw gave researcher the power to erase every video on YouTube

Today’s tale of apocalyptic internet near-misses comes from software developer Kamil Hismatullin, who discovered a security flaw in YouTube that allowed him to delete any video he wanted—or all of them, if he so desired. Fortunately, he did not so desire (although he apparently had some thoughts about doing a number on Justin Bieber’s channel), and instead he reported the bug to Google and collected a $5000 reward.

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Apr 5