Yesterday, I announced that I’ve set up a mailing list. You may have noticed an unusual feature to the announcement: a public commitment to it being low volume, with a defined penalty ($1,000 to charity) for each time I break the rule. You might even be wondering why I did that. In the New School,…Read More Adam’s Mailing List and Commitment Devices
I’m getting ready for to announce a new project that I’ve been working on for quite a while. As I get ready, I was talking to friends in PR and marketing, and they were shocked and appalled that I don’t have a mailing list. It was a little like telling people in security that you…Read More Getting Ready for a Launch
Alan Shimmy has the nominations for the 2014 Social Security bloggers award! New School has been nominated for most entertaining, while Emergent Chaos has been nominated for best representing the security industry and the hall of fame.Read More Please vote for the social security blogger awards!
Alan Shimmy has the nominations for the 2014 Social Security bloggers award! New School has been nominated for most entertaining, while Emergent Chaos has been nominated for best representing the security industry and the hall of fame. Now, I have no idea what it means that Emergent Chaos would represent the security industry. I’m hopeful…Read More Please vote for the social security blogger awards!
I’d like to nominate Xfinity’s “walled garden” for the worst user experience in computer security. For those not familiar, Xfinity has a “feature” called “Constant Guard” in which they monitor your internet for (I believe) DNS and IP connections for known botnet command and control services. When they think you have a bot, you see…Read More The Worst User Experience In Computer Security?
The 13th annual Workshop on the Economic of Information Security will be held at Penn State June 23-24, and the call for papers is now open. I’m on the program committee this year, and am looking forward to great submissions.Read More Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
Rich Mogul over at Securosis (N.B. I’m a contributing analyst there) has a great post on how, due to human error, some of his AWS credentials got nabbed by some miscreants and abused. We here at the New School love it when folks share how they were compromised and what they did about it. It…Read More Transparency: When Security Pros Get Popped
I blogged yesterday about all the new works that have entered the public domain as their copyright expired in the United States. If you missed it, that’s because exactly nothing entered the public domain yesterday. Read more — but only commentary, because there’s no newly free work — at “What Could Have Entered the Public…Read More What's Copyright, Doc?