The new book on National Security, Technology of Information and Law is out!
For some time now, a ‘rumour’ has been circulating in Italy, according which using Google Analytics is ‘illegal’. In the silence of the judiciary – the only one entitled to definitively establish such a fact – and of the Data Protection Authority, more or less organised initiatives are multiplying, ‘warning’ public administrations not to use Big G’s platform. Many ‘DPOs’ – data protection officers – to err on the side of precaution, advise their clients to get rid of the inconvenient tool. In reality, however, things are not as simple as that, so these FAQs may be helpful for a better understanding of the matter by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog
Trying to make the generalist media understand the difference between ‘hackers’ on the one hand and common criminals, intelligence operators and military, and security experts on the other is a losing battle. Many have tried over the years but without success. The cliché of the acne-ridden 15-year-old who ‘hacks’ NASA or the Pentagon moved on to the ‘hooded sociopath’ iconised by Mr Robot. There are many variations on the theme because the phenomenon is made even more complex by a certain unscrupulousness of those operating in the market that is now called ‘cybersecurity’ by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog Continue reading “Do We Need Hacker in Cybersecurity?”
Obviously, the (Russian-Ukrainian) conflict is also fought by hitting technological infrastructures. It is not surprising, then, that, on the one hand, Ukraine is pushing for the ‘recruitment’ of a ‘foreign legion’ of people capable of using computers offensively. Also, it is not suprising that, on the other hand (more or less), spontaneous aggregations of groups are springing up that fight for one or the other side using information technology. Lastly, the cunning subject of actions committed by so-called ‘state-sponsored’ subjects or criminal groups comes into play. They take advantage of the institutions’ ‘accidental distractions’ —if not blind eye— and commit crimes to the detriment, as it happens, of hostile countries. In this case, it is often difficult to draw a line between a state’s inability to prosecute offenders and its interest in creating a confused and uncertain situation, of which it can indirectly take advantage by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog Continue reading “The Difference Between (Ordinary) Computer Crimes and Acts of War”
I overheard people laughing at ridiculous things and reminded them of one of the principles of our rule. And as the psalmist says, if the monk must abstain from good speech because of his vow of silence, all the more reason why he must avoid lousy speech. And as there are bad speeches, there are bad images. And these are those that lie about the form of creation and show the world in the opposite of what it should be, has always been and will always be forever and ever until the consummation of time. by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog Continue reading “On the side of Jorge da Burgos (or “on information and the awareness of not knowing”)”
The International Criminal Court is an essential tool to give justice to the victims of war crimes. However, it can also be a deterrent to contain the military escalation of diplomatic crises. Especially if the superpowers would recognize its jurisdiction by Andrea Monti – Adjunct Professor of Digital Law in the degree course in Digital Marketing at the University of Chieti-Pescara – Initially pubished in Italian by Formiche.net
Continue reading “Adhering to the Treaty of Rome to stop wars”