My Upcoming Tedx Talk at SCU

I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to give a Tedx talk about Section 230 and content moderation on February 28th at Santa Clara University (time/location tbd). Below is the abstract I submitted to be considered and, now, a teaser for the 18 minute talk. I also submitted my blog post about Internet […]

Thoughts on the CISSP (Guest)

  Guest Post by Santa Clara Law colleague, Kim Wallace What is the CISSP? The Certified Information Systems Security Professional credential, CISSP, is a cybersecurity certification developed and administered by the non-profit International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, a.k.a. (ISC)2. While security certifications proliferate today, CISSP was the first and remains the most well-known. Two […]

Consistent Incremental Progress

Consistent incremental progress is, most of the time, just as good as occasional massive advancement. So, in the spirit of New Year’s Eve and all associated traditions, I’ve chosen to rethink how I go about the new year.

Internet Emotionalism

The Declaration on the Principles of the Law Governing the Internet is yet another bleak reminder of how far we’ve strayed from Internet Exceptionalism and John Perry Barlow’s 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace Compare: “You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse […]

Encryption Mythbusters

This post is not just for technical people: it’s a discussion about what encryption is and how we can bust a few myths going around in the media.  No matter your job title, it’s always good to know the signs of bad security so that even if you can’t fix it yourself, you can throw a fit until someone else does.