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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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What should InfoSec people be doing?

Every once in a while, I like to take a step back and look at just what it is that…

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no, it’s not the end user’s fault

According to a survey released by endpoint security solution vendor Bromium, 79 percent of surveyed information security professionals view end…

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als, bls, cissp

Those of you who have the misfortune to know me personally know that information security is but one piece of…

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galaxy s5 fingerprint authentication and lastpass

Interesting blog post from Graham Cluley on LastPass’ support for using the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint reader as the key to…

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is the news toxic?

  This is a really well written critique of our addiction to the news.  According to the author, “News is…

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rsa 2013 – is crypto getting less important?

An interesting thought from Adi Shamir at #RSAC Cryptographers Panel… Cryptography has been becoming **less** important over the last few…