At the SecTor security conference, an MIT futurist details an open-source effort that aims to restore trust and improve data privacy for cyber-security
In the modern world, what has become increasingly obvious to Massachusetts Institute of Technology futurist David Shrier is that no one is safe and it’s time for a new model for security and data privacy.
In a keynote address at the SecTor security conference here on Nov. 14, Shrier outlined efforts underway by the MIT Trust::Data Consortium, which he helps to lead, to build new systems that redefine how data is shared and secured.
While there is a need for privacy and encryption, there is also a need to be able to access private data in a secure manner for such use cases as counterterrorism, medical emergencies and in times of humanitarian crisis, he said.
“How do we share data safely, and how do we secure it better and then shift the whole model?” Shrier asked the capacity keynote audience.
“We need a policy around us owning our own personal data and not Facebook, and we should also have an audit trail of access,” he said.