Security, Data and Privacy Article Archive

  • David Bird FBCS explains how progressive machine-learning capabilities present new challenges for privacy and protective measures.
  • Isa Ali Ibrahim FBCS, Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), reports on the ethical challenges Nigeria faces as it embraces the digital age.
  • What do cybersecurity, compliance, and plain old curiosity have in common? They are all forces driving ongoing confusion in the field of ethics in IT. Bill Evans from One Identity puts aside the question of what IT experts can do, and asks: What should they do?
  • Charlotte Walker-Osborn, Partner and Head of Technology Sector (Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP) and Callum Hayes, a regional lawyer on secondment from ARM Limited, give us an insight into some of the key ethical issues surrounding AI technologies.
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now upon us and mentions security a number of times, but what does this really mean for IT and security teams? Ian Edwards MBCS, Information Security Analyst at Markerstudy Group, takes a look in more detail.
  • John Mitchell delves into the differences between ethics and morality and questions the presence of either in a hacker’s white-hat motivations.
  • Dr Richard Piggin MBCS, from SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business, discusses the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive which was implemented in May 2018.
  • Darren Roberts, Senior Computer Auditor at SWAP, reveals a test he devised to assess the security of an organisation, both inside and out.
  • Luis Muñoz-González and Emil C. Lupu, from Imperial College London, explore the vulnerabilities of machine learning algorithms.
  • James Moos MBCS, Technical Security Group Lead at C3IA Solutions, suggests that while we can blame a lot of cyber security ills on people, perhaps many security issues might be easily solved by ‘patching’ the human operating system.