Privacy Loss in Apple’s Implementation of Differential Privacy on MacOS 10.12

Differential privacy (DP) provides a way to quantify privacy. A privacy budget quantitatively measures by how much the risk to an individual’s privacy may increase due to the inclusion of certain data. The higher the value, the less privacy protection is provided. This paper by Jun Tang, Aleksandra Korolova, Xiaolong Bai, Xueqiang Wang, and Xiaofeng Wang identifies the components …

NISTIR 8183 – Cybersecurity Framework Manufacturing Profile

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a Cybersecurity risk reduction framework for businesses in the manufacturing sector.  The document outlines a general target profile for manufacturers around to identify risks within their business more efficiently than customizing from a general set of guidelines.   If you are in any manner concerned with …

Mining the Networks of Telecommunication Fraud Groups using Social Network Analysis

Telecommunications fraud groups, the ones running scams over the telephone are a problem around the world. Taiwan is no exception with a number of related arrests in the past decade.  Telecom fraud group. Yi-Chun Chang, Kuan-Ting Lai, Seng-Cho T. Chou and Ming-Syan Chen wanted to learn more about how these fraud groups operate through Social …

Critical Infrastructure Threat Landscape: Understanding and Reacting

    Francesca Bosco – UNICRI, Presented at the 2016 Spring SERENE-RISC Workshop. Advances in the field of global technology have transformed the way in which societies function, affecting governments, businesses, and individuals alike, evoking a wide array of societal benefits, while also subjecting populations to varying degrees of cyber risk. Critical infrastructure serves as …

Online Sexual Violence, Child Pornography or Something Else Entirely? Police Responses to Non-Consensual Intimate Image Sharing among Youth

The sharing of intimate images by digital means is something that has created new issues for Canadians.  This is reflected in the creation of laws for non-consensual intimate image sharing or ‘revenge porn’ laws.  The issues get murkier when it comes to intimate images and youth as child pornography laws often also apply to the …

Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online

The Berkman Klein Harmful speech Online project has created a collection of essays that both draw from research and provide opinions to discuss a range of perspectives on this issue of harmful speech online.  It provides pieces looking at Framing the Problem, International Perspectives, and Approaches, Interventions, and Solutions.  This collection could provide a valuable …