September 2009

So Dave Mortman wrote: I don’t disagree with Adam that we need raw data. He’s absolutely right that without it, you can’t test models. What I was trying to get at was that, even though I would absolutely love to have access to more raw data to test my own theories, it just isn’t realistic…

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So awhile back, I posted the following to twitter: Thought of the Day: We don’t need to share raw data if we can share meta-data generated using uniform analytical methodologies. Adam, disagreed: @mortman You can’t test & refine models without raw data, & you can’t ask people with the same orientation to bring diverse perspectives.…

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Politics and power can manipulate the “ground truth data” we depend upon. Case in point: the VP residence image on Google Earth is still blurred, even though VP Dick Cheney has been out of office for almost a year. Could similar things happen in InfoSec data if it were more visible and public? You bet.

Read More VP's residence is still blurred on Google Earth (political influence on data and its long shadow)