Kapersky laboratories has produced a special whitepaper focused on how IT unknowingly enables cybercrime by giving cybercriminals access to systems and data through a series of misconceptions and false assumptions. To view this paper click on the link below:
Volume 3 number 8 August 2010.
From the Desk of David Badertscher
Protecting Children Online.
By Alex Williams / September 4, 2010 11:18 PM*
German authorities have recently expressed skepticism about cloud computing and the potential it has for breaking data protection laws.
According to the Information Law Group, there is no imminent danger of a European crackdown, but legal experts are advising international companies to address these potential concerns in their planning and
Take a speed test:
According to a recent survey by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 4 out of 5 Americans have no idea what the speed of their Internet connection is.
The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany is partnering with the New York State Office of Cyber Security (OCS) to collect actual broadband speeds from New York State residents. OCS has received funding to do carry this out through a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
BY: Claire M Germain, Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Law Cornell University and Director, Dual Degree Programs, Paris & Berlin
Claire Germain is interested in all aspects of legal information, from rare books to digital libraries, and often writes on these topics, most recently “Digitizing the World’s Laws: Authentication and Preservation.” the topic of this posting. For several years she has been actively advocating for effective measures to bring about authentication and improved preservation of digital law locally, nationally, internationally, and globally.
In an August 6, 2010 posting on the AALL Washington Blawg, “As Talks Break Down, What is Next for Neutrality”, Emily Feldman discussed the implication of talks on network neutrality between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and stakeholders of network neutrality falling apart, or at least being sidetracked, as part of the fallout from the private proposal presented by Google and Verizon regarding the management and possibly financing of internet traffic. As Ms. Feldman correctly noted, network neutrality is a priority for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) because law librarians “are providers, creators and users of digital information, and it is up to law libraries to ensure that everyone has equal access to the information they need”.Although librarians are special stakeholders in issues relating to the nature and the existence of network neutrality due to the nature of their mission, everyone in our society should have special concerns about the outcome of these discussions and debates because of the increasing perception of web based information as increasing in value as a service, and even perhaps as a commodity (or something like a commodity).
Volume 3 Number 7 July 2010
PROTECTING DATA CONTAINED IN COPIERS AND PRINTERS
Volume 3 Number 6 June 2010
From the Desk of David Badertscher
Home Personal Computer (PC) Maintenance for Windows Operating Systems
We recemty receoved the following e-mail from the ABA Judicial Division and are grateful for the opportunity to share this column by Judge Dixon with you our colleagues and friends.:
Judge Herbert Dixon’s technology column, Developing an Addition to Your BlackBerry in 13 Easy Steps, is available free to the general public at http://new.abanet.org/divisions/Judicial/PublicDocuments/2010SpringDixon.pdf
. The Judges’ Journal staff and Editorial Board have concluded that certain articles have a short shelf life and are more valuable for generating interest in the Judicial Division if they are freely to the public rather than listing the articles for purchase. Please share the article with your colleagues and friends as a way to generate interest in the Judicial Division
Ellen McGrath of the Charles P.Sears Law Library at the University of Buffalo has forwarded the following announcement from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). We are posting it here in recognition and appreciation of the importance of NISO’s ongoing work to the library community:
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:24:09 -0400 From: Cynthia Hodgson