Author: Aaron Schaub

The Week that Was – 2013.05.07

These links are a little stale so my apologies.  However, there are still some interesting tidbits in here.  Read on to hear some interesting stories about good data for risk assessments, data breaches, would be spies, and adventures in hardware decommissioning.

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The Week That Was – 4/22/2013

Hey everybody, thanks for coming back this week.  I’ve got a couple of interesting articles to cover this week.  Highlights include the ACLU v. Google, CISPA, IAM, vendor management, and batteries.

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The Week That Was – 4/15/2013

I’ve got one metric butt load of links for you this week.  There is a lot of good stuff but here are some of the highlights: Doctor Dan Colman, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University, has shared a really interesting video on risk.  [1],[9]  His point is that sometimes it’s […]

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The Week That Was – 2013-04-08

Welcome back, all five of you reading my blog.  Thanks for stopping by.  You might have noticed I changed the look and feel of the blog.  The old theme just didn’t feel right anymore so I’ve changed it around a bit.  I won’t promise the changes are done, but I think most of the big […]

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The Week that Was – 2013.04.01

I was on vacation last week so the news this week is a bit stale, but there are still some good items in here.  For instance: A federal judge found National Security Letters (NSL) unconstitutional.  [7]  It appears the numbers of NSLs have been decreasing over the years, but violations of the Constitution are never […]

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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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Vendor Management by Spreadsheet

I was listening to the Risk Hose podcast last week.  Second only to the conversation about the efficacy of a Cyber-Hadoop instance for cyber-managing cyber-risk, the most interesting cyber-portion of the podcast was the discussion about vendor management. Alex flew off on a spectacular tirade against vendor management by spreadsheet.  Listening to the rant was […]

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The Week that Was – Christmas Edition

I’ve been remiss on posting The Week That Was installments the past couple of weeks.  I’m hoping this marks me finally getting back on track. You’ll find that the “LOW to PWNED” series by Chris Gates takes up a lot of real estate this week.  I found hist blog series through another article and I […]

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