Archive for November, 2011

Big Data

NPR’s Morning Edition had an interesting piece on Big Data this morningg.  In the security profession, I think that we have always been concerned wi th Big Data, but we might not have always had a word for it.  This is not a new problem.  Ever since companies and governments started collecting data on its […]

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Eyes on the Objective

We all wind up selling a little bit of our soul to get through college. Some take out loans. Some have part time jobs. Some have scholarships requiring them to maintain a certain GPA. Some have to play sports effectively to maintain their funding. Me, I did Army ROTC. When people ask me what I […]

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Picking at SCADA

Over the past month or two, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)  systems have seen an increased amount of attention.  These systems control many parts of our critical infrastructure including electricity, natural gas, petroleum, and water.  Disrupting these services could cause significant damage to the US, especially in time of conflict.  And, thanks to the […]

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Perhaps Not as Anonymous as They Thought…

Earlier this week the hacking group Anonymous announced it was going to throw down with the Mexican drug cartel called the Zetas.[1]  Specifically, Anonymous aimed to “post the names, photos and addresses of taxi drivers, police, journalists and others allegedly working with the Zetas.” This was an interesting approach.  Anonymous basically planned to out all […]

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