2011

In possibly the worst article on risk assessment I’ve seen in a while, David Lacey of Computerworld gives us the “Six Myth’s Of Risk Assessment.”  This article is so patently bad, so heinously wrong, that it stuck in my caw enough to write this blog post.  So let’s discuss why Mr. Lacey has no clue…

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Let me start with an extended quote from “Why I Feel Bad for the Pepper-Spraying Policeman, Lt. John Pike“: They are described in one July 2011 paper by sociologist Patrick Gillham called, “Securitizing America.” During the 1960s, police used what was called “escalated force” to stop protesters. “Police sought to maintain law and order often…

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RT @risktical #riskhose pocast, Episode 14 http://t.co/5hF9YKlZ @adamshostack & 'feedback loops' – great content! @jayjacobs @alexhutton # New "blog" points to Risk Hose podcast #14 with me, @alexhutton, @risktical @jayjacobs http://t.co/8zaBLD8x # RT @CYBERLAWRADIO About to go live on CLBR with CMU Proff @lorrietweet on Why Johnny Can't Opt Out – on webmasterradio.fm # RT…

Read More Twitter Updates from Adam, 2011-11-24

NYTimes reports man bites dog, I mean "Screening Still a Pain at Airports, Fliers Say" http://t.co/vlPAH1n0 # New School blog post, "AT&T Hack Attempt" I'm looking for polling software http://t.co/d4YooBv9 # I missed a great opportunity in a recent podcast to say "controls implemented in a way that makes both auditors & attackers happy" #…

Read More Twitter Updates from Adam, 2011-11-23

First, good on AT&T for telling people that there’s been an attempt to hack their account. (My copy of the letter that was sent is after the break.) I’m curious what we can learn by discussing the attack. An AT&T spokesperson told Fox News that “Fewer than 1 percent of customers were targeted.” I’m currently…

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New School blog post "Privacy is Security, Part LXII: The Steakhouse" http://t.co/cEjWix7N # MT @_nomap More on [obvious] Saudi airport fingerprint fail. It was mostly immigrant workers stranded for 12 hours. http://t.co/g3ih69Sk # MT @dgwbirch Heard on BBC that poor people use cash, end up paying up to £185 per annum more for utilities <<…

Read More Twitter Updates from Adam, 2011-11-20