Five More Videos from RSA 2016

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It’s been a few months since we last visited the RSA sessions from this year’s conferences. Much has happened since then: for starters,  more ransomware, Yahoo, increased GDPR awareness, news details on OPM, and state actors behaving badly. With that in mind, we reviewed the archived RSA 2016 videos and came up with five prescient sessions that help […]

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New York State Proposes Real-World Cybersecurity Regulations for Banks

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has raised the bar for what we expect from a national data security and privacy law. The US doesn’t really have anything close (outside of HIPAA for medical PII). So it’s interesting to see some movement at the state level. Let’s now give a shout out to New […]

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Attorney and Data Scientist Bennett Borden, Part II [PODCAST]

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In this second podcast, Bennett continues where he left off last time. Borden describes his work on developing algorithms to find insider threats based on analyzing content and metadata.

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If the GDPR Were in Effect, Yahoo Would Have to Write a Large Check

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Meanwhile back in the EU, two data protection authorities have announced they’ll be looking into Yahoo’s breach-acopalypse. Calling the scale of the attack “staggering”, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signaled they’ll be conducting an investigation.  By the way, the ICO rarely comments this way on an on-going security event. In Ireland, where Yahoo […]

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Interview with Attorneys Bret Cohen and Sian Rudgard, Hogan Lovells’ GDPR Experts

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We are very thankful that Bret Cohen and Sian Rudgard took some time out of their busy schedules at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells to answer this humble blogger’s questions on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Thanks Bret and Sian! Bret writes regularly on GDPR for HL’s Chronicle of Data Protection blog, […]

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Statistician Kaiser Fung: Fishy Stats [PODCAST, Part Three]

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Over the past few weeks, Kaiser Fung has given us some valuable pointers on understanding the big data stats we are assaulted with on a daily basis.  To sum up, learn the context behind the stats — sources and biases — and know that the algorithms that crunch numbers may not have the answer to your […]

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Statistician Kaiser Fung: Accuracy of Algorithms [PODCAST, Part Two]

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In part one of our interview with Kaiser, he taught us the importance of looking at the process behind a numerical finding. We continue the conversation by discussing the accuracy of statistics and algorithms. With examples such as shoe recommendations and movie ratings, you’ll learn where algorithms fall short.

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Attorney and Data Scientist Bennett Borden, Part I [PODCAST]

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Once we heard Bennett Borden, a partner at the Washington law firm of DrinkerBiddle, speak at the CDO Summit about data science, privacy, and metadata, we knew we had to reengage him to continue the conversation. His bio is quite interesting: in addition to being a litigator, he’s also a data scientist. He’s a sought after speaker on […]

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Statistician Kaiser Fung: Investigate The Process Behind A Numerical Finding [PODCAST, Part One]

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In the business world, if we’re looking for actionable insights, many think it’s found using an algorithm. However, statistician Kaiser Fung disagrees. With degrees in engineering, statistics, and an MBA from Harvard, Fung believes that both algorithms and humans are needed, as the sum is greater than its individual parts. Moreover, the worldview he suggests one should cultivate is […]

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Moods and Motives of a Smooth Criminal – IOSS 19

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After reading about an IT admin at large bank who went rogue, we put on our empathy hats to understand why. And in this episode, we came up with three reasons: Instead of being recognized as a revenue generator, IT is seen as a cost center Despite all the tests and certificates,  IT people aren’t as […]

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Let’s Get More Serious About AR and Privacy

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Augmented Reality (AR) is the technology of the moment. While some of us have already experienced the thrill of catching a Dragonite in Pokemon Go, AR is not just all fun and games. In fact, depending on how an AR gadget is used, it can have significant privacy implications.

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