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Tips for Drafting Efficient Employee Information Security Policies

Employee information security policies impose obligations on employees of organizations which aim to reduce the risks of cyber-attacks. Such policies usually contain instructions on how to choose strong passwords, apply patches and updates, detect phishing schemes, protect sensitive information, and respond to information security incidents. There is an abundance of online materials about how to draft a comprehensive employee information security policy. However, many of those materials do not address the disadvantages of such policies. The purpose of this article is to provide tips on...
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The Future of Information Security

In this article, we look at the current trends in the field of information security and present speculations as to what the future of the field would be. It should be noted that unpredicted emergence of disrupting innovations may radically change the existing information security landscape. Nevertheless, we may reasonably expect that the future of cybersecurity will be dominated by four trends, namely, use of Blockchain technologies (Section 2), expanding the role of artificial intelligence (Section 3), harnessing the wisdom of the crowd (Section...
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US-Russia Cyber-Security Unit: Future Reality or Pipe Dream

On 9th of July 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, published the following tweet: “Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber-security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.” One day later, President Trump published a tweet which poured cold water over the enthusiastic idea about an “impenetrable Cyber-security Unit.” More specifically, the tweet stated: “The fact that President Putin and I discussed a cyber-security unit doesn’t mean I think it can happen. It can’t-but a...
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Cybersecurity as an ethical obligation

An ethical obligation is a standard that defines a moral course of action. Many professions are subject to comprehensive sets of ethical obligations which, if violated, may lead to sanctions. For example, the Code of Medical Ethics adopted by the American Medical Association sets forth the values to which every physician commits himself/herself as a member of the medical profession. The State Bar of California has issued advisory opinions regarding the ethicality of hypothetical attorney conduct. The advisory opinions cover ethicality of attorney blogging,...
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US Regions Most Vulnerable to a Cyber Attack

In December 2016, the Identity Theft Resource Center published a report indicating the top 10 cyber-risk vulnerable U.S. regions. The ten regions (ordered from high to low level of vulnerability) are as follows: (i) Washington, D.C.; (ii) California; (iii) Florida; (iv) Massachusetts; (v) Nevada; (vi) Illinois; (vii) Texas; (viii) Michigan; (ix) Missouri; and (x) Connecticut. In the following sections, we examine the possible reasons for the inclusion of each of these ten regions in the rank list. In the end, we provide concluding remarks. The...
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