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I Spy With My Little Eye: Cyberespionage on Critical Infrastructure

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July 13, 2018

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  • Michelle Tran

Cyberespionage on critical infrastructure has been a growing interest in the last decade. Using old tactics of spear-phishing, water-holing, and social engineering, nation-sponsored hackers have been able to collect enough information to understand business infrastructure and to potentially cause irreparable damage.

&#@%-iNg_P4ssw0rds!: Password Fatigue and Government Employees

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July 13, 2018

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  • Logan Rohde

Passwords and online accounts are now a part of life, though most of us struggle to remember unique passwords for all of our accounts – a phenomenon known as “password fatigue.” This note addresses how this struggle negatively affects cybersecurity in government organizations.

Does the GDPR Apply to Foreign Government Agencies?

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July 4, 2018

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  • Aaron Shum

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has a very wide scope, from definition of personal data, to what constitutes processing activities, to applicability for organizations worldwide. This note explores the GDPR’s territorial reach and how the European Data Protection Board could apply fines and sanctions. In particular, when is processing of European data subjects “in scope,” and how it applies to government agencies outside of Europe, such as municipalities, educational institutions, etc.

Blockchain, the Known Traveler Digital Identity Project, and the Future of International Travel

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July 4, 2018

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  • Jeremy Roberts

Governments around the world are looking to employ blockchain-based solutions to a persistent problem: international travel. One idea, pitched at the World Economic Forum in 2018 and embraced by the Government of Canada, is the Known Traveler Digital Identity Project, which would allow trusted entities to write to a permissioned blockchain, assisting in the verification of international travelers.

The Infrastructure Implications of Mass Casualty Events

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June 29, 2018

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  • Jeremy Roberts

Mass casualty events produce a substantial amount of digital evidence. This evidence can overwhelm even the most well-prepared municipal and law enforcement IT departments. Consider looking at cloud options to hedge against the possibility of such an event. They are rare, but they do happen. You should be ready.