Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?

Cyber security professionals are also often involved in ensuring the privacy of organizational and customer data. One important category of that data is Personally Identifiable Information or PII. That is data where it can be determined to whom the data belongs. One example of PII is stored credit card information. A database may include a […]
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Protect Secrets in the Cloud with Homomorphic Encryption

IBM recently announced big developments in homomorphic encryption. This could bring trustworthy confidential computing into the mainstream. What is Confidential Computing? Many organizations say that they can’t use the cloud. They can’t put their data in someone else’s data center. Now, if you only use cloud storage, then all is fine. Encrypt the data on […]
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The Benefits of Spaced Repetition

Through a combination of research and trial and error, educators have learned a lot about how people learn. A couple of years ago I mentioned the idea of spaced repetition. This is a technique where learners review material after some time. It makes learning more efficient both in terms of time to learn something and […]
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DevSecOps Requires Integrating Cyber Security From the Start

Cyber security must be an integral part of software development and deployment. I’ve said that for years of teaching Learning Tree’s Introduction to Cyber Security, and now there is a design philosophy to help make that happen. DevSecOps is an enhancement to the popular DevOps philosophy and methodology to integrate proper security practices into the […]
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Deepfakes: Beauty and Ugliness

This whole deepfake thing has me concerned and bordering on frightened. And I’m not the only one. I wrote earlier about how neural networks can make realistic-looking faces. They are getting better. A whole collection of the faces is now available for free. These are faces of people who do not exist at all. Samsung […]
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