I received some excellent comments on my previous breach visualization post, which I wanted to highlight for EC readers and take a stab at addressing.Read More More breach visualization
I took the latest DataLossDB.org breach database and extracted all breaches involving a third party, omitting all columns other than the reporting entity and the third party. I then ran the resulting two-column CSV file through afterglow, and finally made pretty (3MB) picture with graphviz. This was done more for fun than for insight, but…Read More Breach Visualization
In no particular order, your friendly neighborhood Dept. of Pre-blogging hereby predictively reports on: Increased speculation, coupled with a spike in Twitter activity. Politicization of the event from the Right (blame Mexico and/or Big Government), the Left (if we spent money in the right places, this would not happen), and out in left field (this…Read More Dept. of Pre-Blogging: Swine Flu edition
Registration for The Eighth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2009) is now open. The deadline for the Early Bird registration is 1 June 2009. We’ve written here often (and favorably) about WEIS, and about papers delivered there.Read More Registration now open for WEIS 2009
A Missouri state bill requiring notification of the state attorney general as well as of individuals whose records have been exposed just took a step closer to becoming law. As reported in the St. Louis Business Journal on April 1: Missouri businesses would be required to notify consumers when their personal or financial information is…Read More Mo-mentum on centralized breach reporting?
British newspaper announces all-tweet format. Hilarity ensues.Read More @InkStainedWretches: P0wned!!!!!111!!
I suspect at least some EC readers will be interested in the Call for Papers for Metricon 4.0, to be held in Montreal, August 11. Metricon 4 – The Importance of Context MetriCon 4.0 is intended as a forum for lively, practical discussion in the area of security metrics. It is a forum for quantifiable…Read More Metricon 4.0 Call for Papers
Brad DeLong has a FAQ up about Geithner’s plan to purchase toxic assets on the theory that the market has undervalued them, and will in time price them properly. Among the items: Q: What if markets never recover, the assets are not fundamentally undervalued, and even when held to maturity the government doesn’t make back…Read More Brad DeLong on the bailout
March 15-21 is “Sunshine Week“, a government transparency initiative described by its main proponents as a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include print, broadcast and online news media, civic groups, libraries, non-profits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know. The…Read More Happy Sunshine Week
The 110-story Sears Tower, tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere, will be renamed the Willis Tower, global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings said on Thursday. Willis said it was leasing multiple floors in the 1,451-foot (442-meter) structure in downtown Chicago to consolidate offices. As part of the deal, it will become the Willis Tower…Read More What you talkin' 'bout?