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Twelve Word Tuesday: Details at 11: NSA Menace Cancels China Threat, Vulnerabilities Could Care Less

China, NSA, cybercriminals, Kardashians - protect business by focusing on vulnerabilities not threateners. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: Details at 11: NSA Menace Cancels China Threat, Vulnerabilities Could Care Less


Has There Been Anything to Be Thankful For, Security-wise, In 2013?

This week the US will celebrate Thanksgiving, which historically means drastic increases in cranberry consumption, football (US-style) viewing, Friday morning shopping related trampling of little old ladies in the rush to grab $99 tablet computers - and some actual giving of thanks. 2013 has not been one of your better security years. The year started … Continue reading Has There Been Anything to Be Thankful For, Security-wise, In 2013?


Internet of Things Infographic or WordSplat or Heat Map - Whatever Those Things Are Called

Monday night I was on a "Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things" panel with FTC Commissioners Julie Brill and MaureenOhlhausen at an Online Trust Alliance event. As a thought exercise, OTA director Craig Spiezle had the audience each say the one word that came to mind when they thought of the term "Internet … Continue reading Internet of Things Infographic or WordSplat or Heat Map - Whatever Those Things Are Called


Twelve Word Tuesday: Dick Cheney Could Have Avoided Surgery if The Internet of Things Was Opt-in

5 connections/human: is Internet of Things privacy possible with opt-out as default? (FTC Internet of Things Privacy Workshop today - look here) (Puzzled by the title of this post - look here) Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: Dick Cheney Could Have Avoided Surgery if The Internet of Things Was Opt-in


Using the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Contract to Make Real Advances in Security

On 7 November in Washington DC, SANS held a Department of Homeland Security Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (DHS CDM) Award Workshop. If you are not familiar with DHS CDM, details can be found here but here is a quick summary: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program has proposed three … Continue reading Using the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Contract to Make Real Advances in Security