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Workplace Monitoring and Blocking Software

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This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

Software monitoring and blocking tools have become commonplace within the work environment and have been used in order to protect company intellectual assets from employees who either deliberately or accidentely become the cause of security issues. In addition to this, one of the main arguments for such tools is the idea that they increase employee productivity.

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Software Piracy on an International Scale

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This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

Copyright has become a huge issue and talking point recently with continual legal challenges, the introduction and defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and considerations for future legislation, challenges and controversy.  The United States leads the world in having some of the toughest copyright laws on the books.

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3D Printing, Copyright and Legal Matters

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This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

During the 1980s the role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons saw the rise in popularity of model or figurine molds, which essentially allowed players to create character’s using casting kits.  These were in effect a very early day version of 3D printing, which has introduced the production of physical objects in the home.  3D printing has become more sophisticated …

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Kickoff Meeting

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The first meeting with the administration team of Monarch Academy took place on Wednesday, April 10th at the school. The team consisted of an administrator from Monarch, a representative from Expeditionary Learning (EL), and several teachers.  The purpose of this initial meeting was to to gain more of an insight into the challenges of mapping expeditions.

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Regulation vs Innovation

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This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

One of the ongoing discussions in the United States focuses on the need for regulation versus the need to free business from restrictive laws that would hinder innovation.  There are many sources that provide strong arguments for both sides.  You only have to look as far as the current state of patent regulations and recent lawsuits involving tech giants Samsung …

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Identity Theft and Inexperienced Internet Users

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This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

Identity theft has been a growing concern over the last decade.  In recent years it has become a major problem for many as the Internet has taken over much of the day to day banking many traditionally did at their physical located branches.  Is there however a bigger concern with less knowledgeable and inexperienced Internet users, and are these users …

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Financial Sector Cybersecurity Regulations

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(Bidgoli, 2006) describes the statutory approach in the United States as being sectorial in nature “because the laws are drawn along industry lines.” This contrasts other parts of the world, such as the European Union, which has a non-sectorial approach where, for example a comprehensive privacy law applies to all organizations regardless of their industry.