Detecting violations of access control and information flow policies in data flow diagrams☆

Abstract The security of software-intensive systems is frequently attacked. High fines or loss in reputation are potential consequences of not maintaining confidentiality, which is an important security objective. Detecting confidentiality issues in early software designs enables cost-efficient fixes. A Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a modeling notation, which focuses on essential, functional aspects of such … Read more

Tech Companies Must Prune Privacy Policies for Users: Government

With the privacy policies of tech companies running into dozens of pages and users often accepting the terms and conditions without reading them, there is an urgent need for improving privacy communication to generate nuanced consent from the users, a senior government official said here on Thursday. “There is a need for simplifying communications to … Read more

Fed’s Kaplan, warning on debt, urges care on fiscal policies

Derick E. Hingle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Robert Kaplan, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Wednesday said that while it’s a “healthy thing” that the incoming administration is planning structural reforms, any new fiscal policies must take into account rising … Read more

Trump policies may work if they improve productivity, Fed’s Bullard says

Getty Images Donald Trump looks on during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The policies outlined by President-elect Donald Trump could boost the U.S. economy if they improve productivity, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday. Bullard said properly designed and executed policies to … Read more

Time to develop ‘workable’ policies for foreign students in Britain: Lord Paul

Lord Swaraj Paul requested the government to promote and grow global opportunities for UK students and staff by enhancing mobility programmes and creating an environment that facilitates the recruitment and retention of the best available talent. In picture, Lord Swaraj Paul (File photo) RELATED STORIES Students of Naxal-hit Chattisgarh district study maths through Hindi video … Read more