Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 January 2021)

Further Reading “Why the Russian hack is so significant, and why it's close to a worst-case scenario” By Kevin Collier — NBC News. This article quotes experts who paint a very ugly picture for the United States (U.S.) in trying to recover from the Russian Federation’s hack. Firstly, the Russians are very good at what … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 January 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 August)

Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events: Coming Events On 18 August, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the “Bias in AI Workshop, a virtual event to develop a shared understanding of bias in AI, what it is, and how to measure it.”The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 August)

Further Reading and Other Developments (17 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Speaking of which, the Technology Policy Update is being published daily during the week, and here are the Other Developments and Further Reading from this week. Other Developments … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (17 July)

Further Reading (11 April)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 here. “Taiwan joins Canada in banning Zoom for government video conferencing” – CBC and “Video service Zoom taking security seriously: U.S. government memo” – Reuters. The island nation joined Canada in … Continue reading Further Reading (11 April)

Further Reading (5 April)

“Exclusive: U.S. officials agree on new ways to control high tech exports to China – sources” – Reuters. Sounds like internecine warfare in the Trump Administration over China trade policy has spilled out into the open again. It appears as if those in favor of stricter export restrictions are leaking the details of regulations (which … Continue reading Further Reading (5 April)

Further Reading (27 March)

“Hackers had access to European electricity organization’s email server for weeks: report“ – cyberscoop“High-Stakes Security Setups Are Making Remote Work Impossible“ – WIRED“Federal employees may soon be ordered to work from home. That could pose serious cybersecurity risks“ – The Washington Post“Israel deploys cyber-monitoring against coronavirus, tells people not to leave home“ – Reuters“U.S. government, … Continue reading Further Reading (27 March)

Further Reading (March 2)

“Senior intelligence official told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected” – Washington Post and “Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump” – New York Times. According to these accounts of a briefing provided to the House Intelligence Committee by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the status … Continue reading Further Reading (March 2)

Further Reading (February 27)

“‘The intelligence coup of the century’” – The Washington Post. A fascinating read of how the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency and West Germany’s intelligence agency used a Swiss company, Crypto AG, to sell encryption machines to the governments of many countries that enabled the agencies to spy on their communications. This operation … Continue reading Further Reading (February 27)

Further Reading (January 27)

“‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020” – The New York Times. Not surprisingly U.S. and western officials expect a cyber onslaught during the 2020 election. However, they also expect new players on the field and new methods to disrupt and influence the election. But of greatest concern, many states, … Continue reading Further Reading (January 27)