Run From the Border – CISOs, Employee Devices and Border Crossings

Data tends to move from place to place.  That’s kind of the point.  But when it does travel, sometimes the government wants to take a peek.  Any government.  A recent case out of Canada demonstrates that not letting the government take a peek can land you in jail.  And that’s bad for CISO’s trying to…

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Why Using Personal Email for Corporate of Government Purposes is A Bad Idea (But a Common One)

Put aside politics and law for a minute.  The stories about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of her personal email account (exclusively) for her work at the State Department raises issues of corporate (and government) governance, control, security, privacy and work/life balance apart from the questions of whether such use was legal or…

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Court Hears FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

In a large brick and glass building on 6th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, across the street from the Yu Ya Nails and Spa, and only a few hundred yards from Independence Hall, a case is being argued that may decide the fate of cybersecurity in America. On March 3, in the United States Court of…

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Will a Free Market Solution to Privacy and Security Work?

AT&T recently unveiled a Gigabit Internet service in Texas, with a catch.  There are different prices if you opt out of sharing your surfing habits than if you decide you want your personal data to be, well, personal. So in effect, you are paying for privacy – or as AT&T would describe it, getting a…

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