June 2009

In “Books that should be in a security manager’s library,” Jeffrey Bennett says nice things about The New School (the book) and suggests that it’s one of eight that “no professional library is complete without.” Thanks!

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OK, so this week for Visualization Friday, I’m going to point you to just one thing: At Last, a Scientific Approach to Infographics A blog post by the awesome visualization expert Stephen Few that praises: Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed OK, I’ll also mention that I…

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Rich Mogull has a great post on “Science, Skepticism and Security” In the security industry we never lack for theories or statistics, but very few of them are based on sound scientific principles, and often they cannot withstand scientific scrutiny. For example, the historic claim that 70% of security attacks were from the “insider threat”…

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The New York Times reports: At least six men suspected or convicted of crimes that threaten national security retained their federal aviation licenses, despite antiterrorism laws written after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that required license revocation. Among them was a Libyan sentenced to 27 years in prison by a Scottish court for the…

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