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Not So Happy Fiscal New Year'S Eve to Government Security Managers!

Today is the last day of Fiscal 2013 for US federal government folks. This may be one of those years where government folks can stay up late at fiscal New Year's Eve parties, watch the glittery ball drop from the OMB tower, and then sleep in on Tuesday am - the US Government may be … Continue reading Not So Happy Fiscal New Year'S Eve to Government Security Managers!


Sleepless CISO's Plan on Implementing the Critical Security Controls

I'm always on the lookout for good graphics to use in presentations about security. I recently came across EIQ Network's recent small survey on "What Keeps IT Pros Up at Night?" that reported roughly equal fears of experiencing a breach and failing a security audit - realistic, but still kinda depressing to me. Failing a … Continue reading Sleepless CISO's Plan on Implementing the Critical Security Controls


Twelve Word Tuesday: The Good Old Days, When the FBI and Secret Service, Fought for Cybersecurity Turf

Cybersecurity, like arson and burglary, is more law enforcement than national defense. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: The Good Old Days, When the FBI and Secret Service, Fought for Cybersecurity Turf


Don't Let Medical System Manufacturers Hide Behind "We Can't Patch Because of FDA Certification"

At the SANS NetSec conference in Las Vegas last week, we had a HealthCare Security breakfast, and one of the issue brought up was that medical machinery and servers often remain vulnerable because the vendors don't issues updates incorporating patches to Windows or other commercial software running underneath the application. The system vendors often claim … Continue reading Don't Let Medical System Manufacturers Hide Behind "We Can't Patch Because of FDA Certification"


Twelve Word Tuesday: Thoughts and Prayers to the Victims of the Navy Yard Shooting and Their Families

Step by step the longest march can be won, can be won Many stones can form an arch, singly none, singly none And by union what we will can be accomplished still Drops of water turn a mill, singly none singly none From "Step by Step" - John McCutcheon Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: Thoughts and Prayers to the Victims of the Navy Yard Shooting and Their Families