Portland passes the strictest facial recognition technology ban in the US yet

Oregon’s largest city aims to be a trailblazer when it comes to facial recognition legislation. On Wednesday, The Portland City Council passed what could be considered one of the strictest facial recognition bans in the United States. The legislation bans both city government agencies and private businesses from using the technology on the city’s grounds.  While bans on the public … More Portland passes the strictest facial recognition technology ban in the US yet

Trends 2018: Doing time for cybercrime

Law enforcement and malware research join forces to take down cybercriminals. The primary purpose of malware analysis is to determine how a given piece of malware works, extract IOCs (Indicators of Compromise) and determine potential countermeasures. This work is almost purely technical in nature: it focuses on binary files and their properties. Results from malware analysis are … More Trends 2018: Doing time for cybercrime

Challenges and implications of cybersecurity legislation

Technology has had an impact on nearly every aspect of society, and will continue to do so in the coming years. Many of today’s activities are increasingly dependent on information systems, electronic devices, and data networks – a trend which is leading to hyperconnectivity. At the same time, we are seeing new threats and vulnerabilities … More Challenges and implications of cybersecurity legislation