Osama bin Laden’s Identity Confirmed With Biometrics Technology. You’re Next — and You Should Care

As originally published in Forbes (May 2, 2011). The Associated Press, among others, is reporting that the United States used multiple methods to positively identify the remains of Osama bin Laden. In addition to traditional genetic (DNA) testing, which revealed a perfect match with bin Laden’s family, NBC News reports “that the CIA’s facial recognition technology also…

Don’t Mess With Texans’ Personal Data — Texas Comptroller’s Massive Data Breach Will Cost State Millions

As originally published in Forbes (Apr. 26, 2011). The State of Texas has a really big mess on its hands. In the past week alone, the State has incurred $1.8 million to help mitigate a year-long data breach by the State’s Comptroller’s Office. Personal data of approximately 3.5 million Texans was freely available on a…