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Twleve Word Tuesday: Pete Seeger Had It Nailed About Security

Any darn fool can make something complex; genius is making something simple. (Pete Seeger died yesterday. His full quote was a bit more verbose: "Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.") Continue reading Twleve Word Tuesday: Pete Seeger Had It Nailed About Security


Ramblings on Risk Part I

I recently gave a webinar talk on Security Analytics that included a simplified risk equation I've been showing for years: Risk = (Threat * Vulnerability) + Action I'll explain that more in a bit. After the webinar I got some Twitter feedback that it was better to stick with the more historical risk equation: Risk … Continue reading Ramblings on Risk Part I


Twelve Word Tuesday: Look for the Fair Trade Label on Your Next Cup of Software

Fair-trade coffee buying assures sustainable farming - where's fair-trade software for secure development? Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: Look for the Fair Trade Label on Your Next Cup of Software


Twelve Word Tuesday: If Your Name is Target, You Probably Should Realize You Are One

Brick and mortar retailers have way more data breach incidents than e-tailers. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: If Your Name is Target, You Probably Should Realize You Are One


The January Trend Ritual: Reviewing the Past, Forecasting the Future

"I have seen the future and it is very much like the present, only longer." -Kehlog Albran, The Profit Since I use the word Trends in this blog title, I'm legally obligated to review my past predictions and make new ones for 2014. So, here's Part I, a look back at the trends I predicted … Continue reading The January Trend Ritual: Reviewing the Past, Forecasting the Future