Thinking on Risk Analysis

Some of you maybe made some risk analysis in the past, and maybe some others use to do risk analysis in a regular basis. Some people use Octave, CRAMM, NIST or other risk analysis methodologies, but…

Have you ever though if you have a GAP or a lack of visibility in the way you use to do your analysis?

I created a presentation where I explain in details this topic, you can see my presentation here:

Drones and their use on Critical Infrastructure

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) is increasing for both leisure and commercial
purposes, so it is more and more an extended practice.

The different uses are many and the list continue growing, thus some issues started to appear which
need regulations and best practices to try to control the use in a correct way.

I created a presentation where I explain the best practices about the use of drones in Critical Infrastructure, you can see my presentation here:

Internet of Things, Big Data & Mobility vs Privacy

data-protectionNowadays, and even more in the future, Internet of Things, Big Data and Mobility will be present (they are already now) in our personal and professional life.

The more these concepts grow, the more risk we are assuming about misuse of our Privacy Data, so more effort we will need to do to improve our privacy.

  • Internet of Things definitely is a big relationship between physicalWorld and virtualWorld.
    In the future (already now) the extensive use of our data in this new “virtual World” causes a huge risk of misuse of our private data.
  • Big Data is a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate, including analysis and so many actions including information privacy.
    In the future (already now) the use of our data in Big data analysis environments will causes a huge risk of misuse of our private data.
  • Mobility or Mobile computing have almost an infinite list of uses of our data doing data processing, data sharing, data transfer, data publishing, etc. using Apps in our smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices, wearables to manage all these data, including also critical privacy data in e-Health applications.In the future (already now) an extensive use of our data in mobile computing environments will causes a huge risk of misuse of our private data.

I had created a presentation where the relationship between these 4 concepts is explained in detail:
see here: http://www.slideshare.net/RamiroCid/internet-of-things-big-data-mobility-vs-privacy

Space computing

imagesUntil now, when people talk about cloud computing, it’s usually understood that the cloud is a metaphor for groups of remote, networked servers. Now “space computing” means it literally: physical servers operating in outer space.

We can think “Cloud computing” evolution is “Cloud in the space” or simple “Space Computing”.

To put servers in space have so many advantages but some clear disadvantages to solve before to put in practice.

Advantages:

  1. Save energy problems, data centers use up 10% of the world’s electricity
  2. No need to freeze the servers
  3. Fast processing because the space environment
  4. A very good cost-effective to launch a server into space

Disadvantages:

  1. There are no need of be compliance or to follow legal topics because satellites are not inside nations legislation area
  2. Storing large amounts of data in space is not feasible with the actual transmission rates
  3. Space waste or small meteorites could destroy our satellites
  4. Shadow problems about coverage
  5. Uplink & Downlink are not symmetric
  6. Extremely expensive maintenance

I had created a presentation where the relationship between these 3 concepts is explained in detail:
see here: http://www.slideshare.net/RamiroCid/space-computing

The relation between Internet of Things, Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security

IoT_Crit-Infra_Cyber-Security

Nowadays, and even more in the future, Internet of Things will be present (it is already now) in our personal and professional life.
The more assets are “shared” (including Critical Infrastructures) in this new “environment”, the more risk we are assuming, so more effort we will need to do to improve our security.

It is clear that we are “opening” many doors (too many?) to give opportunities to hackers to attack our Critical Infrastructures, environments and assets, steal or destroy our data (think about Big Data also) and maybe we can also think all it is not logical because it is an attitude with too much risk appetite.

We will need more effort to improve our security, but are we doing it properly ?

I had created a presentation where the relationship between these 3 concepts is explained in detail:
see here: http://www.slideshare.net/RamiroCid/the-relation-between-internet-of-things-critical-infrastructure-and-cyber-security