I Am Alexa, and I Am Here to Help: Simple Tweaks to Help Reduce Risk from Voice-Controlled Devices

I Am Alexa, and I Am Here to Help: Simple Tweaks to Help Reduce Risk from Voice-Controlled Devices

Over the last few years, smart devices – once a rare novelty for only the elite and early-adopters – have become a common household item, partly in thanks to Amazon’s economical Alexa-powered ...
Convenience in Voice, Home Assistants

Who Needs Privacy? Consumers Opt for Convenience in Voice, Home Assistants

Whether it’s Alexa, Amazon Echo, Google Home or some other voice recognition, home assistants are growing in popularity. As voice and digital assistant devices continues to burgeon, though, many consumers remain worried ...
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Smart Home Assistants: Masters of Convenience or a Security Nightmare?

Smart Home Assistants: Masters of Convenience or a Security Nightmare?

Smart assistants, such as Amazon Echo or Google Home, are changing habits and making lives of more than 45 million users in the US more organized. Virtual home assistants may look like ...

Conflict vs. Consensus Cybersecurity Risk Models

I gave a presentation at the end of April 2017 on “A Consensus Model for Optimizing Privacy, Secrecy, Security and Safety” at the IEEE Homeland Security Technology Conference. The topic occurred to ...