Tag: privacy

Three Decades On: RSA Labs Sets Course for Future

RSA Chief Technology Officer and head of RSA Labs Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan says his company, which pioneered commercial applications of public key cryptography, is setting its sites on the future as it looks to embrace the disruptive security solutions of the future. 

Spotlight Podcast: Synopsys’ Dan Lyon on the Challenge of Securing Connected Medical Devices

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:07 — 31.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by Synopsys: In the wake of a presentation at Black Hat about security flaws in implantable pace maker devices, Synopsys Principal Consultant Dan Lyon joins us to talk about why medical device makers struggle to make their connected medical devices more secure. Dan and I discuss some of the flaws in the approach that medical device makers take to security, and how manufacturers can take a page out of their own book: applying the same standards to cyber security as they do to – say- device safety. 

Breaking the Ice on DICE: scaling secure Internet of Things Identities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:20 — 38.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by Trusted Computing Group*, Dennis Mattoon of Microsoft Research gives us the low-down on DICE: the Device Identifier Composition Engine Architectures, which provides a means of  solving a range of security and identity problems on low cost, low power IoT endpoints. Among them: establishing strong device identity, doing device attestation and safe deployment at scale and verifying software updates. 

EFF, others expand protest U.S. plans to vet social media for visas

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other civil liberties groups are protesting the U.S. State Department’s proposal to collect social media profiles from Visa holders. 

Episode 97: On eve of GDPR frightening lack of data privacy, security in US

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:26 — 49.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode, #97: we talk with Robert Xiao, the Carnegie Mellon researcher who investigated Location Smart, a free web application that allowed anyone track the location of a mobile phone using just the phone’s number. Also: we welcome University of Washington Researcher Kate Starbird back into the SL studio to talk about her latest research: examining the web of bloggers, news web sites, conspiracy theorists and government actors targeting human rights workers in Syria.