Monday, June 28, 2010

Supreme Court Rules That Gun Rights Apply To States and Localities

We knew this all along...

The Supreme Court ruled on McDonald vs. the City of Chicago today.  In a five-to-four decision they confirmed that the Second Amendment’s protection of an individual right to bear arms applies to state and local governments, not just the federal government.  This is an expansion of the common sense and jurisprudence shown by the court in its ruling on District of Columbia vs. Heller in 2008.  Go SCOTUS!

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour

Bruce Scheier reminds us the 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour is underway at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

If you have any interest in "human side of security" - risk, social engineering, phishing, deception detection, etc. - the papers presented for 2008, 2009, and 2010 will keep you busy with eclectic reading for weeks.