Achieving Trust in the Digital Age 2

Is trust just an emotion or is it more than that? In this week’s episode, I speak at length with Jeffrey Ritter: a lawyer, diplomat, researcher and author of the book “Achieving Digital Trust”. We get to the heart of what it means to trust, how trust is gained and lost, and how living in the Information Age has had such a profound impact on all of the above. Jeffrey has some deep insights on how we can cope with the high rate of data and decision making inherent in this modern life – and shares some interesting stories along the way!

Jeffrey Ritter currently serves as an External Lecturer at two of the world’s great universities for computer science, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Oxford, where he teaches graduate level courses in privacy engineering, information governance, and information security policy design. His career includes legal services to global corporations, leadership in the work of the United Nations and the American Bar Association, and ongoing academic research and writing on digital trust.

I’ll also tell you how you can share your financial account information more securely using aggregator accounts and how to win a free copy of my book by sending me your best computer backup stories! Send your stories to

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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.