Category: deep thoughts

Too much information?

An interesting piece in the Harvard Business Review highlights the one of the challenges information security professionals face when dealing with security awareness; we actively…

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Boredom and security

We security management types would like to think that every task we give our minions is exciting and engaging. However, there are lots of security…

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Can experience be a hindrance in making security decisions?

Some interesting insight from the Harvard Business Review’s January 2020 IdeaWatch section: A study looked at how people react to information which indicates that a…

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Deepfakes – Welcome to the post truth society

I recently watched the New York Times’ Weekly episode “Deepfakes – Believe at Your Own Risk” and while I have been concerned about the implications…

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Something about (Japanese) foxes and hen houses

Not strictly a security story, but interesting and alarming… Japanese authorities have decided that: It is permissible to make contributions to politicians using cryptocurrencies like…

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Naming and shaming

So here’s a bit of an odd story… according to the Financial Times, the US Federal Reserve has publicly sanctioned an ex employee of a…

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So your third party has been breached…

Another day, another third party security compromise story… this time it is Indian outsourcing giant Wipro. The firm has confirmed that a small number of…

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Something’s not quite right…

Apparently, I am a man ahead of my time. While I have always sensed that there is something not quite right about the universe, scientists…

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In DPRK, Linux Watches You

A presentation from this past week’s Chaos Computer Congress shows how totalitarian states (like, in this case, North Korea) can leverage open source software in…

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The Practitioner’s Perspective on Cybersecurity – June 2015

On June 16th, 2015, I was privileged to participate in a panel entitled “The Practitioner’s Perspective on Cybersecurity” at the SmartBrief Cybersecurity forum, held at the…

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