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Lightning, Plasma, Raiden, and State Channels
Blockchains suffer from scaling issues. This is due to the fact that every transaction has to be propagated to all the nodes in the network and after propagation is complete the mining activity to create a block and provide a confirmation. In bitcoin blockchain a confirmation can take about ten minutes. When it comes to the security of a blockchain the number of nodes is directly related to the security of the blockchain, more nodes mean better security. Whereas the performance is...
Smart Cities, AI, Blockchain, and Hadera
Today I will be talking about Hadera, Smart cities, Artificial Intelligence, and how blockchains are being proposed as a solution without really understanding the requirements. Show notes: https://www.securityprivacyrisk.com/smart-cities-ai-blockchain-hadera/ #blockchain #hadera #machinelearning #artificialintelligence #ICO #smartcities #iot #internetofthings #initialcoinoffering #consensus #theblockchainhub #privacycoins #privacytokens #fungibility Facebook Group:...
Brief Introduction To Self - Sovereign Identity
In this brief introduction to self sovereign identity, we will talk about how we build identity systems to create trust. Trust was something that was local and useful for establishing trust in a single domain. The only issue with existing identity systems is that they are not trust worthy. Still there is no good way to prove that you are a certain age, you have an account with a certain bank, etc. It is very difficult for someone else to vouch for you. Initially identity was siloed, then...
GDPR Impacts On Service Providers
GDPR(General Data Protection Regulation) impacts on service providers seems to be a very popular topic. I have published two shows, one explains What is GDPR? and the other about Privacy By Design principles. The idea behind this series is to bring awareness about GDPR and this show focuses on service providers, as they seem to be very confused when it comes to GDPR compliance. They are getting questions from their customers and are not sure how to respond. Show notes can be found here:...
Blockchain Security Tools
Two weeks ago the show was about Blockchain Security, this week I will be talking about various tools available for some blockchain platforms. Basic blockchain architecture as it pertains to block creation and consensus mechanisms is very sound. The algorithms used to accomplish the cryptographic functions might be questionable. Hence special consideration should be given to key management, key length, hashing algorithms, and the environment that activity is conducted in. To date none of...
What Is A Stable Coin
Although crypto currencies are all the rage these days, one of the issues they all share is the stability. Where fiat currencies vary by a few percentage, the variations for crypto currencies can be quite very large make them very unstable from monetary perspective. Just like the issue of privacy & fungibility is being addressed by privacy coins, stable coins are trying to address the issue of stability. In this show I provide an overview and my thoughts.
2017 was the year of blockchain, the crypto currencies craze took over the world like a storm. Is all that glitters really gold, or just a hype. Sharing my thoughts on the security aspects of blockchain and how to address them. Show notes can be found here: https://wp.me/p8fC61-B2
Privacy By Design
What is Privacy by Design, and how to implement it in your environment. Show notes can be found here: https://wp.me/p8fC61-AT
What is GDPR?
Information about what GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is about and what to look out for to comply.
Cryptocurrency Anonymity, Privacy, & Fungibility
This discussion delves deeper into how the privacy coins are implementing anonymity, privacy, and fungibility. Also discuss the implementations of different solutions into existing tokens.
What are Privacy Coins?
Ever wonder what privacy coins or privacy cryptocurrencies are? In this video, I will provide an overview of why privacy tokens came into existence and list some of the privacy tokens that have been created.
What is an ICO?
Crypto market hit an all-time high on January 7 when it reached $835.69 billion. Earlier today that number was at $438.88 billion, representing about a 50% drop. Crypto currencies took 2017 by storm and the main catalyst in this meteoric rise was the advent of an ICO , which stands for Initial Coin Offering. ICO's are also known as ITO, Initial Token Offering and TGE, Token Generation Event. This podcast will provide an breif overview of the ICO's
What to do after the audit report has been issued?
Discuss what to do after the audit report has been issued. What normally happens and what should happen. Music: Ice Cream (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Leo_Rossa/Ice_Cream/Leo_Rossa_-_Ice_Cream) by Leo Rossa (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Leo_Rossa)
SOC2 Reporting and Management Response
When a SOC 2 report is issued, in "Description of Tests of Controls and Results of Testing" section, if a control has an exception or a qualification, a management response is included that talks about how the exception or the qualification risk is being managed. This podcast highlights the issues of doing so. Music: Ice Cream (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Leo_Rossa/Ice_Cream/Leo_Rossa_-_Ice_Cream) by Leo Rossa (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Leo_Rossa)