Publishing Secret or Sensitive Information

With a lot of interest I followed the media on the latest Wikileaks’ publication of sensitive documents from the US Government. At least here in Europe, there is a huge debate whether this publication is really problematic for the United States. A discussion I do not want to comment here, as I am not able…

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Turkey signed Cybercrime Convention

We are huge supporter of the Convention on Cybercrime by the Council of Europe. The reason for this is that we are convinced that there is a need of a certain level of harmonization across the Globe regarding cybercrime laws. Today I learned, that Turkey signed the convention yesterday. This is a great achievement and…

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Stuxnet talks – do we listen?

Stuxnet is a severe threat – that’s something we know for sure. But if we look at it – what do we really know? What can we learn? Let’s start from the beginning. As soon as Stuxnet hit the news, it was interesting to see, what was happening. There was a ton of speculation out…

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What is More Important to You? Privacy or Safety?

I want to start upfront: I do not want to take a position here. I have an opinion as a person in my cultural context but I understand that this opinion is by far not the only one which is right or wrong. This morning I read this article: FBI Drive for Encryption Backdoors Is…

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Success against Cybercrime

I just read this article E-crime unit arrests suspected phishing gang, which shows that we are making progress in fighting cybercrime. Very good news Roger

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Raid against Piracy

There seem to be policy organizations being serious about fighting piracy! Hungary, actually with 41% pirated software “not even that bad”, seems to be really serious. But before, let me just take those 41% up for a second: This means that 41% of the work you do is stolen. I think a significant negative impact…

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Notebook searches at a country border

I guess you still know the discussions a while ago where it was made public that notebooks can be searched without suspicion when you cross the border to the US. Actually the truth is, that this can happen everywhere as far as I understand. To be clear: I am not a lawyer, I am an…

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Should the Government be able to enforce security updates?

This is actually an interesting question. A lot of governments enforce rules and regulations on how you have to run your car, how often you have to check it, in which condition you have to keep your tires etc. The same is true for a lot of other devices we are using. Now, it seems…

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Do we Need Special Laws?

Well, yes we need Cybersecurity Legislation without doubt but sometimes the legislator goes too far in my opinion. I read this article this morning: Use Google Street View Maps & Serve More Time. I quote: The state legislature in the U.S. state of Louisiana has passed a law adding extra time for committing a crime…

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A Detailed Analysis of an Attack – Do We Need an International Incident Sharing Database?

I recently came across a paper called Shadows in the Cloud, which is actually a follow-up report of Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network, an investigation of the attacks on the office of the Dalai Lama and some governmental bodies. The report is written by two bodies who had the privilege to investigate those…

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