Category: deep thoughts

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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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 I as a Security and…

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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 users as their “number 1…

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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 the pie that is Al…

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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 your password vault.   Since the…

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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 bad for your health. It…

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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 years. When you wanted to…

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sharks versus cows

OK – what are you more afraid of – sharks or cows?  Well, according to the folks at Popular Mechanics (via blog Boing Boing), it…

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gimme some of that old time religion (and malware)

According to a recent study by security firm Symantec, you are far more likely to encounter malware when visiting religious web sites than when visiting,…

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