Essays and Op Eds

2009

December 29, 2009 • CNN
Is Aviation Security Mostly for Show?

December 23, 2009 • The Japan Times and Wired News
Cold War Encryption is Unrealistic in Today's Trenches

December 9, 2009 • The Guardian
Virus and Protocol Scares Happen Every Day -- But Don't Let Them Worry You

November 18, 2009 • The Japan Times and Dark Reading
Nature's Fears Extend to Online Behavior

November 14, 2009 • Twin Cities Daily Planet
News Media Strategies for Survival for Journalists

November 11, 2009 • The Guardian
Reputation is Everything in IT Security

November 2009 • Information Security
Is Antivirus Dead?

November 2009 • New Internationalist
Beyond Security Theater

November 4, 2009 • MPR NewsQ
"Zero Tolerance" Really Means Zero Discretion

October 15, 2009 • The Guardian
Why Framing Your Enemies Is Now Virtually Child's Play

September 28, 2009 • Threatpost
The Difficulty of Un-Authentication

September 9, 2009 • The Guardian
The Battle Is On Against Facebook and Co to Regain Control of Our Files

September 2009 • Information Security
Is Perfect Access Control Possible?

August 19, 2009 • The Japan Times
Offhand but On Record

August 10, 2009 • Dark Reading
Lockpicking and the Internet

August 10, 2009 • Threatpost
The Value of Self-Enforcing Protocols

August 5, 2009 • The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age
People Understand Risks -- But Do Security Staff Understand People?

July 31, 2009 • MPR News Q
Technology Shouldn't Give Big Brother a Head Start

July 15, 2009 • Wired News
Protect Your Laptop Data From Everyone, Even Yourself

July 15, 2009 • The Guardian
Facebook Should Compete on Privacy, Not Hide It Away

July 13, 2009 • MPR News Q and ITWire
So-called Cyberattack Was Overblown

July/August 2009 • IEEE Security & Privacy
Security, Group Size, and the Human Brain

June 24, 2009 • New York Daily News
Clear Common Sense for Takeoff: How the TSA Can Make Airport Security Work for Passengers Again

June 24, 2009 • The Guardian and Gulf Times
Raising the Cost of Paperwork Errors Will Improve Accuracy

June 18, 2009 • Wired News
How Science Fiction Writers Can Help, or Hurt, Homeland Security

June 4, 2009 • The Guardian and The Japan Times
Be Careful When You Come to Put Your Trust in the Clouds

May 29, 2009 • NYTimes.com
Coordinate, But Distribute Responsibility

May 14, 2009 • The Guardian
We Shouldn't Poison Our Minds with Fear of Bioterrorism

May 2009 • Information Security
Should We Have an Expectation of Online Privacy?

April 28, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
Do You Know Where Your Data Are?

April 23, 2009 • The Guardian and Gulf Times
How the Great Conficker Panic Hacked into Human Credulity

April 2, 2009 • The Guardian
An Enterprising Criminal Has Spotted a Gap in the Market

March 31, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
Who Should Be in Charge of Cybersecurity?

March 26, 2009 • Wired News
It's Time to Drop the "Expectation of Privacy" Test

March 12, 2009 • The Guardian
Blaming The User Is Easy -- But It's Better to Bypass Them Altogether

March 12, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
The Kindness of Strangers

February 26, 2009 • BBC News
Privacy in the Age of Persistence

February 26, 2009 • Wired News
How Perverse Incentives Drive Bad Security Decisions

February 19, 2009 • The Guardian
The Secret Question Is: Why Do IT Systems Use Insecure Passwords?

February 16, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
Thwarting an Internal Hacker

February 2009 • Information Security
Social Networking Risks

January 29, 2009 • The Guardian, The Hindu, Brisbane Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald
Terrorists May Use Google Earth, But Fear Is No Reason to Ban It

January 27, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
How to Ensure Police Database Accuracy

Jan/Feb 2009 • IEEE Security & Privacy
Architecture of Privacy

Jan 2009 • Information Security
State Data Breach Notification Laws: Have They Helped?

January 9, 2009 • The Wall Street Journal
Why Technology Won't Prevent Identity Theft

January 8, 2009 • The Guardian
Tigers Use Scent, Birds Use Calls -- Biometrics Are Just Animal Instinct

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