when was the last time we retired a security control?

This weekend, I attended the Security B-Sides Boston conference  (which, by the way, I heartily recommend to all info sec types).  My favorite session of the…

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a data breach story with a twist…

Stories of data breaches have become annoyingly normal, so when Affinity Health Plans announced the accidental disclosure of personal information on over 400,000 employees, former…

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monday volcano news roundup

From the BBC News website…  this map shows today’s ash situation… does not look too good as far as trans Atlantic flights from the States…

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don’t want to make an ash of myself…

One of my responsibilities at work is to make sure that our employees are safe while traveling.  Until today, this week’s Icelandic volcanic eruption was…

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the lies are in the eyes

It seems that scientists found some evidence for the proverb “The eyes are the windows of the soul.” In experiments conducted by researchers at University…

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the maley affair take two

So after meeting Bob Maley, the former CISO of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at this week’s CSO Perspectives conference in Santa Clara, CA, I am having…

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of notebooks and ipads

Disclaimer to those of you reading this at my place of employment:  Nothing in this post indicates a change to any existing corporate infosec policies……

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cso perspectives 2010

I have emerged from my heavily fortified undisclosed location in order to attend CSO Magazine’s CSO Perspectives event in Santa Clara this week.  CSO Magazine…

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return of the son of the attack of the killer PDFs

In the good old days (last week), you could feel somewhat safe opening PDF files as long as you had downloaded the latest Adobe Reader…

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the magnets made me do it!

Can human morality be manipulated with magnetism?   According to some scientists from some rather august institutions, yes. It seems that when a particular region of…

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