Monthly Archives: October 2010


Do Information Security Standards Create Risk as Well as Benefit?

Posted on by Mary Brown

The National Institute for Standards In Technology (NIST) have contributed a wealth of good work to the area of information security standards. A recent example includes a proposal for the Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) that would create a naming standard … Continue reading

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Microsoft Proposes Barring Computers from the Internet

Posted on by Mary Brown

Microsoft has proposed a model where PCs that are not physically fit, are prevented from connecting to the Internet. What do you think about this proposal and how likely do you think it is that this model will be adopted … Continue reading

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Censorship of the Internet

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

A recent bill introduced in the Senate, Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act has a bipartisan group of co-sponsors, but has many in the Internet community worried. The main goal of this bill is to reduce copyright and privacy violations, … Continue reading

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