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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 – 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 – 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 Risk of Mass Shootings

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary last week were horrific.  There is no denying that fact.  Twenty-eight innocent people were murdered.  If that weren’t shocking enough, most of them were children.  This event and its aftermath are emotionally charged.  While we need to honor and respect that emotion, we also need to understand that it […]

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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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The Week That Was – 10/15/2012

The big news last week was the U.S. officially calling out the PRC for putting backdoors in telecom equipment.  So how many of you are shocked?  I’m just shocked it took this long to come out officially. [2-3],[6] If anyone is looking for good Loss Event Frequency (LEF) data surrounding data breaches, check out the […]

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The Week That Was – 10/1/2012

This is actually a link dump for the past two weeks. Last week completely got away from me. All the cool kids were bashing passwords the past two weeks. [2], [22-23], [28], [40]  I agree that passwords are not the ideal authentication tool. However, it seems that history has shown that passwords strike the right […]

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The Week That Was – 9/17/2012

We’ve got a bumper crop this week.  There are the obligatory links to the GoDaddy affair.  I get the distinct feeling that the GoDaddy event was not nearly as sensational as the security community would have liked.  Still it’s a sad commentary when your best PR move was to claim self-inflicted gunshot wound to the […]

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The Week That Was – 9/10/2012

The news reporting is a little light this week, folks.  Yet again, responsible adulthood gets in the way of fun and frivolity.  I still have a few gems for you though. First, let’s talk about the new attack on SSL/TLS. [9]  It relies on a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack and works a lot like the Beast […]

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Are we doing it right?

Hey, everybody!  Long time no blog, I know.  Things have been busy.  I wish I had some story involving me being chased by a bear and living to tell the tale, but it’s just been run of the mill responsible adult blah, blah, blah.  Sorry, but that’s all I got. Still, apologies are not the […]

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