March 2011

“Maine Town Declares Food Sovereignty, Nullifies Conflicting Laws.” So reads the headline at the 10th Amendment center blog: The Maine town of Sedgwick took an interesting step that brings a new dynamic to the movement to maintain sovereignty: Town-level nullification. Last Friday, the town passed a proposed ordinance that would empower the local level to…

Read More Sedgwick, Maine versus the Feds

Rob is apparently confused about what risk management means. I tried to leave this as a comment, but apparently there are limitations in commenting.  So here go:   Rob, Nowhere did I imply you were a bad pen tester.  I just said that you should have a salient view of failure in complex systems (which…

Read More Back to You, Rob!

OR – RISK ANALYSIS POST-INCIDENT, HOW TO DO IT RIGHT Rob Graham called me out on something I retweeted here (seriously, who calls someone out on a retweet?  Who does that?): http://erratasec.blogspot.com/2011/03/fukushima-too-soon-for-hindsight.html And that’s cool, I’m a big boy, I can take it.  And Twitter doesn’t really give you a means to explain why you…

Read More Actually It *IS* Too Early For Fukushima Hindsight

After spending a while crowing about the ChoicePoint breach, I decided that laughing about breaches doesn’t help us as much as analyzing them. In the wake of RSA’s recent breach, we should give them time to figure out what happened, and look forward to them fulfilling their commitment to share their experiences. Right now we…

Read More What does Coviello's RSA breach letter mean?

In “Shaking Down Science,” Matt Blaze takes issue with academic copyright policies. This is something I’ve been meaning to write about since Elsevier, a “reputable scientific publisher,” was caught publishing a full line of fake journals. Matt concludes: So from now on, I’m adopting my own copyright policies. In a perfect world, I’d simply refuse…

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THURSDAY, THURSDAY, THURSDAY!!!!!!! Hi everyone! SIRA’s March monthly webinar is this Thursday, March 10th from 12-1 PM EST. We are excited to have Mr. Nicholas Percoco, Head of SpiderLabs at Trustwave, talk to us about the 2011 Trustwave Global Security Report. Block off your calendars now! Hello , Alexander Hutton invites you to attend this…

Read More SIRA Meeting! THURSDAY