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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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Ransomware Defenses

I just stumbled across an article talking about a new variant of ransomware called CryptoWall 3.0.  The fact that there are multiple strains and versions of ransomware suggest to me that they provide a lucrative revenue stream for the Bad Guys.  That got me thinking about the problem more broadly and how we can defend ourselves […]

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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 – 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 – 4/22/2013

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 – 2013.04.01

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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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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The Week That Was – 11/26/2012

Here’s the week that was.  As always, we have a little bit of everything from encrypted messages from secret societies [18] to Chinese aircraft carriers [9]. The story about the encrypted messages from the Great Enlightened Society of Oculists was my favorite.  [18]  It’s a great overlap of history and technology.  And the technology used […]

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