Is the Internet becoming the “Wild Wild West”?

One of the key challenges on the Internet is that law enforcement does hardly work on the Internet. This has different reasons: The legal frameworks – if they exist – are hardly aligned internationally but the criminals are. Law enforcement, even though they made great progress still has a hard time to work across the…

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The Risks of Governments Training Hackers

Since quite some years, governments are building Cyber forces – either within the military or within national intelligence. This is a normal trend and was expected even back then. When I met these governments, I typically asked them how they see the risks that the people they train actually leave the government (or get fired)…

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Fintech & Cyber Showcase 2016

Startups in the Fintech and Cyber area have the potential to really disrupt the business and the way we do security. Therefore, we decided to support the Fintech & Cyber Showcase 2016 – Israel Innovation Effect intensively and out came a great event with interesting startups in these sector. So, if you are interested and…

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Homomorphic Encryption – the Silver Bullet to the Public Cloud?

When we talk about the Cloud, encryption is typically not far. There are different challenges with encryption, one of them – besides usability, key management etc – is the loss of functionality. In other words: If we would assume that we can manage the keys with reasonable efforts and the user is able to use…

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