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Posted: 01/24/12

Cybersecurity has gained prominence on Capitol Hill since the launch of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) in January 2008. The current Administration has enhanced the CNCI, identifying cybersecurity as "one of the most serious ecnomic and national security challenges we face as...


Posted: 10/11/11

“Therefore, it is the policy of the United States to enhance security, increase Government efficiency, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy by establishing a mandatory, Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and contractors (including contractor employees).”  -- August 2004...


Posted: 04/26/11

Online safety, security and privacy grab their share of the headlines as consumers and businesses grapple with a challenging problem.

How do you protect online users while allowing commerce to flow freely? This is more than an academic question. As United States Commerce Secretary Gary Locke noted in his remarks at the...


Posted: 07/02/10

The benefits of smart card technology to business and to employees are hard to dispute. But privacy advocates worry that this highly sophisticated technology could jeopardize the security of personal data.

They also fear that chips used in the access control cards in your pocket could enable the cardholder to be tracked without their...


Posted: 03/15/10

Policymakers & regulators around the globe are refocusing their attention on privacy in 2010, prompting renewed interest in the intersection of privacy & security.

To help its members understand the implications of potential new privacy regulation, the Security Industry Association (SIA) recently hosted its first ever webinar on privacy and security.

As a presenter, along...


Posted: 10/27/09

For the past four years, HID Global has been working to educate policymakers about RFID technology and address the concerns they have raised about its potential impact on privacy rights.

Despite these efforts, anti-RFID legislation continues to be introduced in state legislatures nationwide.

Some legislation would ban the use of the...


Posted: 06/09/09

Recently, the Obama administration released a report on the state of cyber security in this country and offered recommendations for securing and protecting cyberspace.

The administration has already implemented one of the recommendations - “elevating leadership for cyber security-related policies at the White House.”...


Posted: 05/27/09

The European Commission released its recommendations for implementing RFID applications in a privacy sensitive and protective way.

The recommendations come after years of open debate in Europe about the best way to address privacy concerns without hampering the...


Posted: 05/04/09

Healthcare has been in the news a lot lately, with the government promising healthcare reform and setting aside $20 billion for healthcare IT in the HITECH Act portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

A key provision in the HITECH Act is the...


Posted: 03/30/09

In early March, snow was falling heavily outside the Capitol building in Concord, New Hampshire during my testimony in opposition to House Bill 478.

HB 478 bans the use of RFID technology in state issued identification documents, among other provisions. The snow was as unexpected as the thoughtful...


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