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Some Thoughts on User Awareness Training

Brian Krebs published an article about a tech firm losing $46 million in a technology-based heist.  The heist used forged communications from senior executives to complete financial transactions.  This got me thinking about user awareness training and how we’re doing it and how we might do it better.

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Thoughts on the CurrentC Hack and Active Defense

According to this article, it looks like CurrentC has suffered a compromise of some sort during its testing phase.  From the article: MCX spokeswoman Linda Walsh said the CurrentC application itself was not impacted, and many of the email addresses were for dummy accounts. An investigation is underway and merchants in the consortium with compromised email […]

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The Week That Was – 2013.11.25

I’m trying a slightly different format this week.  The article titles I’m discussing are hyperlinked titles introducing the commentary.  I think this breaks it up a little better and lets you pick and choose more easily.  Let me know if you have an opinion one way or the other. This week we discuss Cryptolocker and […]

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The Week That Was – 2013.11.15

This week we have a wide spectrum of topics.  Facebook subtly calls out Adobe.  We discuss the nuance of malicious code on the International Space Station (ISS), which includes our first ever Bonus Link at no additional cost!  We briefly mention some new published research papers and take a trip in the Way Back Machine […]

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The Week That Was – 2013-11-05

I’ll get this regular publication thing down yet.  I’m shooting for every Friday.  One of you data nerds out there find a good over/under number for the days past Friday I post a Week That Was article. Now for the content. Last week I talked about the fact that LinkedIn’s new application called “Intro” included […]

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The Week that Was – 10/28/2013

Last week had a number of interesting developments.  Two of them involved the law, privacy, and security implications. First, the Third Circuit Court ruled that GPS tracking devices attached to vehicles require a probable cause warrant. [9]   I think this is an important ruling for privacy and the 4th Amendment.  I’m a proponent for […]

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The Week That Was – 10/18/2013

I’m getting back in the saddle this week.  Sorry for the long break. I have a bit of a mix this week.  Some are security-related and others aren’t, but they are still worth looking at.  Here are some items of note: There is big news from Oracle. The have issued a Patch-a-lanche™ for Java.  [8]  […]

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The Week that Was – 2013.05.07

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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 – 4/15/2013

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 – 2013-03-19

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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