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Security and Privacy: An opportunity, not a threat

One of the lessons I have learned over the years is that it is far simpler “selling” things by focusing on the positive aspects, instead of just explaining that risk can be reduced. This is particularly true for Information Security. It also applies to privacy as a concept. A few…

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Approaching the Internet of Things Security

As already discussed in one of our earlier newsletters, Internet of Things as a concept is by no means new – various smart devices capable of communicating with each other and their operators have been used in manufacturing, automotive industry, healthcare and even at home. These…

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Rebuilding the safe harbor is necessary

A current decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the practice of transferring data from Europe into the USA brings many companies on both sides of the Atlantic to unrest: Many comments and publications spread the rumour that storing personal data on servers in the US is…

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Prof. Dr. RĂ¼diger Grimm - Negotiating the Risk of Privacy, Understanding Privacy and its Risks

In this presentation, the risk of privacy in the modern communication technology, both Internet and mobile networks, is analyzed. It turns out, that users have to negotiate the risk of privacy between refraining from services, trusting services, using self-data-protection methods and…

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EU Privacy Regulation

The proposed new data protection regulation aims at European data protection standards which are better harmonized than the current legislation and also suit the technical standards in times of transformation. A unified data protection Regulation that is directly applicable as part of the…

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Kuan Hon, Dr. Karsten Kinast - The EU Draft General Data Protection Regulation: Where are we and what can we expect?

Keynote at the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015

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May 10 - 13, 2016: European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016 is the place where identity management, cloud, and information security thought leaders and experts get together to discuss and shape the future of secure, privacy-aware agile, business- and innovation-driven IT.

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Facebook profile of the German Federal Government thwarts efforts to improve data protection

There is a certain irony that the federal government has almost simultaneously launched a profile on Facebook with the change of the social network’s terms of use. While the Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, is backing up consumer organizations with their warnings of Facebook,…

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Privacy Issues in Mobile Security

It is estimated by the International Telecommunication Union that the total number of mobile devices in the world has already exceeded the number of people. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly advanced as well. In fact, modern smartphones are as powerful as desktop computers, but…

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Cloud, Data Protection & Liability

Whether public, private or hybrid clouds, whether SaaS, IaaS or PaaS: All these cloud computing approaches are differing in particular with respect to the question, whether the processing sites/parties can be determined or not, and whether the user has influence on the geographical,…

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Passwordless for the Masses

Passwordless for the Masses

What an interesting coincidence: I’m writing this just after finishing a webinar where we talked about the latest trends in strong authentication and the ways to eliminate passwords within an enterprise. Well, this could not have been a better time for the latest announcement from Microsoft, introducing Azure Active Directory support for passwordless sign-in using FIDO2 authentication devices. Although most people agree that passwords are no longer an even remotely adequate [...]

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