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1 day 3 hours ago

I have a new book out, Thinking Security: Stopping Next Year's Hackers. There are lots of security books out there today; why did I think another was needed?

Two wellsprings nourished my muse. (The desire for that sort of poetic imagery was not among them.) The first was...

1 day 4 hours ago

Imagine living in a country where it was necessary to register with your community government by providing a copy of one of the following:

1. Driver's License
2. Birth Certificate
3. Passport
4. Immigration Card
5. Military identification
6. Any other state, local, national, or international official documents containing a birth date of comparable...

2 days 1 hour ago

One of the longstanding goals of network security design is to be able to prove that a system — any system — is secure.

Designers would like to be able to show that a system, properly implemented and operated, meets its objectives for confidentiality, integrity, availability and other attributes against the variety of threats the system may encounter.

A half...

2 days 1 hour ago

If you would like to help guide the future of the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit operator of the .ORG, .NGO and .ONG domains, the deadline for nominations is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015!

More information about the positions and the required qualifications can be found at:

2 days 2 hours ago

The Internet Society today announced that it has joined more than 200 organizations and individuals who have signed a statement intended for leaders and governments participating in the United Nations General Assembly's 10 Year Review of the World Summit on...

2 days 4 hours ago

As part of its transparency report, Google says Copyright removal requests continue to be on steady rise and that the company received a new record 65,923,523 requests just last month. This data presents information specified in requests search giant received from copyright owners through its web form...

2 days 7 hours ago

A very Interesting meeting The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) with an ambitious theme of connecting the worlds next billion people to the Internet took place in early November 2015 in a beautiful resort city of João Pessoa in Brazil under the auspice of the United Nations. Few citizens of the world paid attention to it yet the repercussions of the policy issues discussed affect us all....

3 days 8 min ago

In 1905, philosopher George Santayana famously noted, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." When past attempts to resolve a challenge have failed, it makes sense to consider different approaches even if they seem controversial or otherwise at odds with maintaining the status quo. Such is the case with the opportunity to make real progress in addressing the many...

3 days 5 hours ago

The RIPE 71 meeting took place in Bucharest, Romania in November. Here are my impressions from a number of the sessions I attended that I thought were of interest. It was a relatively packed meeting held over 5 days. So this is by no means all that was presented through the week. More can be found at the RIPE 71 meeting website.

A presentation...

3 days 6 hours ago

According to data from the FttH Council, the number of homes passed with fibre in the US increased 13% in 2015, year-on-year, to 26 million. Combined with Canada and Mexico, the number of passed homes has reached 34 million. The take-up rate is excellent by international standards, at more than 50%. Commonly operators look to about 20% to 30% take-up before work can begin on new fibre...