June 2010

When opining on security in “the cloud” we, as an industry, speak very much in terms of real and imagined threat actions.  And that’s a good thing: trying to anticipate security issues is a natural, prudent task. In Lori McVittie’s blog article, “Risk is not a Synonym for “Lack of Security”, she brings up an…

Read More Thinking about Cloud Security & Vulnerability Research: Three True Outcomes

Just to pile on a bit…. You ever hear someone say something, and all of the sudden you realize that you’ve been trying to say exactly that, in exactly that manner, but hadn’t been so succinct or elegant at it?  That someone much smarter than you had already thought about the subject a whole lot…

Read More RiskIT – Does ISACA Suffer From Dunning-Kruger?

Alex’s posts on Posts on CRISC are, according to Google, is more authoritative than the CRISC site itself: Not that it matters.  CRISC is proving itself irrelevant by failing to make anyone care.  By way of comparison, I googled a few other certifications for the audit and security world, then threw in the Certified Public…

Read More CRISC? C-Whatever

PREFACE:  You might interpret this blog post as being negative about risk management here, dear readers.  Don’t. This isn’t a diatrabe against IRM, only why “certification” around information risk is a really, really silly idea. Apparently, my blog about why I don’t like the idea of CRISC has long-term stickiness.  Just today, Philip writes in…

Read More CRISC -O

Lurnene Grenier has a post up on the Google/Microsoft vunlerability disclosure topic. I commented on the SourceFire blog (couldn’t get the reminder from Zdnet about my password, and frankly I’m kind of surprised I already had an account – so I didn’t post there), but thought it was worth discussing my comments here a bit…

Read More Bleh, Disclosure