Archive for March, 2013

Describing Policy

I recently had to provide a succinct description of the Policy, Standard, Guideline, Procedure taxonomy and descriptions on short notice.  Here is what I came up with: Policy: Do good stuff Standards: This is how we’re going to measure doing good stuff Guidelines: If you’re not sure what good stuff looks like, here’s a hint […]

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The Week That Was – 2013-03-19

We have some good ones this week. Andrew Hay and Ray Umerley have some interesting points about brining up the next generation of information security professionals.  [2], [9]  As a profession we tend to focus on the technical aspect of the problem and encourage folks to specialize in one particular area of the profession.  We […]

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The Week That Was – 3/10/2013

I am back.  Here are the items that caught my eye last week.  Here are some highlights. In a victory for the 4th Amendment, the U.S. 9th District Court ruled that willy-nilly searching of travelers’ bags at border crossings is unconstitutional.  What is constitutional is conducting those searches with probable cause.  [3], [28]  In this […]

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