Data Protection

Sharing Isn't Caring

Comfortable Breaches to Fit Any Lifestyle Do you travel? Do you prefer to drive or fly? Do you have a favorite hotel chain? Use the same entertainment methods from day to day? How long have you...
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Data Privacy

Cloud Vector – Cyber Illness, Infection, and Containment

Infectious Humour Humans have long had strong emotions about the sick, infirm, and deformed. The word monster derives from the Latin word for omen, originating from a time when sick and deformed...
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GDPR

Is This Thing on? The Feedback Loop Inherent in GDPR

GDPR’s “right to be forgotten” has generated some concerning results. The limits and pitfalls of retrieving one’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is already creating ripples: being able...
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Data Protection

A Deduction of Errors

Hacking by Design As early as 1994, the concept of security by design was beginning to take shape; anticipating malicious intent and incorporating designs to circumvent or altogether exclude...
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GDPR

GDPROI

So, in light of the growing frequency of massive breaches—at the time of this writing, Capital One’s 100M-record breach was the most recent—you’ve decided to take responsibility for the...
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A. Khedron de León

Recent Posts

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Data Privacy - Jul 31, 2019

Self-Worth: the Cost of Identity

The Weighted Scales of Justice In 2012, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Tennessee paid $1.5M to cover the 2009 breach of 1 million patients’ data—about $1.50 a person. Counting the $17M spent on analysis and recovery, they...
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Data Protection - May 7, 2019

TLS: Too Little Security

This article assumes basic knowledge of SSL, TLS, and how those support secure web browsing. For a thorough overview or just a refresher, check out this resource. Around the turn of the century, some big problems with SSL were
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