June 2010

Perry Metzger recently drew this to my attention: The title of my talk is, “You and Your Research.” It is not about managing research, it is about how you individually do your research. I could give a talk on the other subject – but it’s not, it’s about you. I’m not talking about ordinary run-of-the-mill…

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In “Jon Stewart on Obama’s executive power record” Glenn Greenwald writes: When ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero last week addressed the progressive conference America’s Future Now, he began by saying: “I’m going to start provocatively . . . I’m disgusted with this president.” Last night, after Obama’s Oval Office speech, Jon Stewart began his show…

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Well, Amazon has a new update for Kindle (with folders! OMG!), and I’m planning to apply it. However, last time I installed an update, I noticed that it lost the “wireless off” setting, and was apparently contacting Amazon. I don’t want it to do so, and leave wireless off. It’s safer that way, whatever promises…

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Ireland has proposed a new Data Breach Code of Practice, and Brian Honan provides useful analysis: The proposed code strives to reach a balance whereby organisations that have taken appropriate measures to protect sensitive data, e.g. encryption etc., need not notify anybody about the breach, nor if the breach affects non-sensitive personal data or small…

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This is cool: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is using its financial clout to push the Haitian marketplace toward change by offering $10 million in prizes to the first companies to help Haitians send and receive money with their cell phones… The fund will offer cash awards to companies that initiate mobile financial services…

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Ada’s Technical Books is Seattle’s only technical book store located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Ada’s specifically carries new, used, & rare books on Computers, Electronics, Physics, Math, and Science as well as hand-picked inspirational and leisure reading, puzzles, brain teasers, and gadgets geared toward the technically minded customer. From the store’s…

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Andrew and I want to say thank you to Dave Marsh. His review of our book includes this: I’d have to say that the first few pages of this book had more of an impact on me that the sum of all the pages of any other security-related book I had ever read It’s really…

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There’s been a lot of pushback against using Risk Management in Information Security because we don’t have enough information to make a good decision. Yet every security professional makes decisions despite a lack of information. If we didn’t we’d never get anything done. Hell we’d never get out of bed in the morning. There’s a…

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