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June 17, 2020

Taproot Helps with US Digital Certificate Practices

New NIST Practice Guide on digital certificates includes Taproot Security recommendations

February 05, 2020

Taproot Fights Killer Robots

Taproot Security joined other organizations in the "Stop Killer Robots" campaign to ban autonomous weapons.

June 25, 2019

Taproot Calls For End to NSA Phone Snooping

Taproot Security cited privacy and security risks in its letter asking federal government to allow the phone metadata program to expire at end of 2019.

May 29, 2019

Taproot Comments on Randomness Beacons

Taproot Security provided extensive technical comments to the US government (NIST) regarding a bold proposal for Randomness Beacons broadcasting on the Internet.

December 17, 2018

Taproot Comments on White House Cybersecurity R&D Strategy

Federal cyber R&D strategy written for Obama is undergoing revision for Trump. Taproot Security asked the White House to consider the changing threat landscape.

December 06, 2018

Taproot Joins X9 Standards Body

Taproot Security president Michael McCormick will contribute to, and vote on, technology and security standards for the financial services industry.

November 05, 2018

Taproot Comments on Government Internet of Things Proposal

Taproot Security delivered a letter to NIST offering comments on their draft proposal for a trustworthy "Internet of Things"

July 23, 2018

Taproot Calls on Quora to Deter Hackers

Taproot Security asks Quora to help users report rising tide of posts on illegal cyber hacking

April 25, 2018

Taproot Endorses International Cyber Convention

Taproot Security voted in favor of convening a convention to harmonize legal regimes between countries.

January 12, 2018

Anniversary of Classic Insider Threat Study

Taproot Security founder Mike McCormick contributed to an influential book that remains in print ten years later.

November 20, 2017

Taproot Security Contributes to 2017 OWASP Top Ten List

Taproot Security and others contributed to industry's most influential application security guidance.

November 03, 2017

Taproot Told Apple About FaceID Concerns Before iPhone X release

Taproot Security contacted Apple privately a month ago, suggesting ten ways to make Face ID more secure.

September 29, 2017

Taproot Asks Congress to Change Law After Equifax

Taproot Security calls on Congressional leaders to change Fair Credit Reporting Act after massive cyber breach.

September 12, 2017

Open Letter to Equifax

Taproot Security calls on Equifax to change its handling of massive data breach.

July 17, 2017

Taproot Signs Electronic Frontier Foundation FCC Letter

Taproot founder Mike McCormick and other tech leaders signed a letter from EFF asking FCC to preserve Net Neutrality rules.

June 19, 2017

Taproot Goes Green

Taproot Security received Green Business certification and signed a climate change pledge.

May 31, 2017

Taproot Security Submits ICANN Concern Comment

Taproot Security asked ICANN to consider "typo trap" security risk in its governance of domains that are close to .com, such as .cam.

May 20, 2017

Taproot Security Files Net Neutrality Objection with FCC

Taproot Security asked FCC not to reclassify ISPs as Title I utilities. Regardless of how it chooses to address net neutrality, FCC should still regulate ISPs as Title II critical communication providers.

December 31, 2016

Taproot Security Petitions White House to Protect Election Systems from Cyber Attack

Taproot Security launched a White House petition to formally designate election and political party systems as critical infrastructure under presidential order PPD-21.

August 12, 2016

Taproot Security Gives Comments to Presidential Cyber Commission

Taproot Security offered comments to the presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity as it drafts its recommendations under Obama's executive order 13718.  Taproot's letter addresses ten areas where the commission requested public input.

June 24, 2016

Taproot Security asks USPTO to protect "Let's Encrypt" Trademarks

Comodo Group seeks to trademark "Let's Encrypt" used by non-profit Internet Security Research Group and its allies to spread free encryption acreoss the Internet.  Taproot Security wrote to USPTO expressing concern.

June 13, 2016

Taproot Security Comments on National Cybersecurity Framework

Taproot Security submitted written comments to the federal government about recently announced plans to revise the critical national infrastructure cybersecurity framework, suggesting opportunities for better alignment and transparency.

June 06, 2016

Taproot Security Comments on Government Authentication Rules

Taproot Security submitted written comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology about proposed rules for online passwords and user authentication.

February 19, 2016

Taproot Security Comments on Federal Reserve Bank "Too Big to Fail"

Michael McCormick submitted written comments to the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank regarding cyber security implications of Too Big to Fail remedies.

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