Hosting a successful meeting requires preparation, good facilitation, time to absorb material, and a clear post-meeting report.
How to Stay Organized: Tips for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Consultants
Time for Heather's favorite tips to staying organized in a busy freelancing world.
Communication as a Critical Business Skill
There is more to communication than just the correct use of words, phrases, and clauses. Let's look at some of the communication skills that don't get enough attention.
Navigating the Intersection of Privacy Laws and Technical Standards
For the last three months, I've been working on a white paper, "Government-issued Credentials and the Privacy Landscape." This paper aims to inspire thought and provoke useful conversations about enhancing online privacy between people setting privacy laws and regulations and people writing technical standards. The paper is still a Work In Progress, though realistically speaking,… Continue reading Navigating the Intersection of Privacy Laws and Technical Standards
NIST 800-63-4 and Equity
The technology that supports digital identity is like magic. A quick scan of your face and you can open your phone or get on a plane. But what happens when the promise of technology falls short for significant segments of the population? This is top of mind because of the newly proposed NIST 800-63 rev 4… Continue reading NIST 800-63-4 and Equity
The Writing Process
Getting started often seems to be one of the biggest blockers to writing (the other is actually finishing). I usually write 2-3 blog posts a week for myself and my clients, but it's not like the idea springs forth fully formed and perfect! Here's what my writing process looks like using last week's blog post on personal accountability as an example.
Bemused about Biometrics
Last week, I talked about a few of the challenges with the language around privacy. That kicked off an excellent conversation on social media and via email. It also made me think about another topic that I find challenging to talk about: biometrics. Dictionary.com defines biometrics as: the process by which a person's unique physical and… Continue reading Bemused about Biometrics
Pedantic About Privacy
Privacy is a particularly thorny topic. The concept is always contextually defined, and it does not get easier when different concepts—anonymity, confidentiality, secrecy, and security—are regularly conflated with privacy. Read on...
Resolutions for 2023
Every business should outline its goals for the year; freelancers are no different! Here are my goals, in the form of resolutions, for 2023.
Freelancing Advice for the Holidays
Being a freelancer doesn't have to mean stalling over the holidays! Here are some tips of what you might do during everyone's downtime.