The Data Loss Database, run by the Open Security Foundation, now has a significant new feature: the inclusion of scanned primary source documents. This means that in addition to being able to determine “the numbers” on an incident, one can also see the exact notification letter used, the reporting form submitted to state government, cover…Read More DataLossDB announces awesome new feature
Obama gave his first press conference as President-elect last Saturday. Pundits have noted his humor in responding to the urgent canine matter, but I was struck by a particular phrase used in response to a question regarding whether he’d be moving quickly to fill key cabinet positions: When we have an announcement about cabinet appointments,…Read More An early clue to the new direction?
MSNBC’s live streaming internet election coverage looks like it was filmed from within Second Life. Yuck.Read More This just in!!
This is interesting. Not sure how robust the finding is, but according to an analysis of LendingClub data on all past loans, including descriptions of the use for the money, applicants using certain words in their descriptions are much more likely to default. For our purposes define a Delinquency as either being late in your…Read More You talk like a delinquent
No Chicagoan stood up for the common man like Studs Terkel, although Nelson Algren was probably in the running. A security-related anecdote, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune: In 1997 he went to the White House to receive the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts with a group including Jason Robards, Angela Lansbury,…Read More Studs Terkel, 1912-2008
…team to be renamed Manila Folders. (I’m here all week. Go Sox!)Read More Zell to sell Cubs to Phillipines conglomerate
Works for me. (Image via cs.colorado.edu, who sell T-shirts)Read More Layers 8 and 9 deep inspection?
I added Bank Lawyer’s Blog to my set of RSS feeds some time ago, after I came across a decent post about ID theft there. I provide — without comment — the following quotation from a banking industry lawyer, as posted yesterday: Near the end of the Oscar-winning movie “Unforgiven,” the young assassin who calls…Read More Submitted for your consideration
While Babs’ vocal stylings may be an “acquired taste”, today I have a new appreciation for the Streisand Effect. Thanks to Slashdot, I learned that Thomson Reuters is suing the Commonwealth of Virginia alleging that Zotero, an open-source reference-management add-on for Firefox, contains features resulting from the reverse-engineering of Endnote, a competing commercial reference management…Read More And I thought I didn't like Streisand
Spaf has an excellent post up about Purdue’s decision to no longer be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence. He makes a number of thought-provoking points, among them that “excellence” loses its meaning if the bar is set too low, and that being an academic center and having a training (as opposed to educating) curriculum…Read More University of Lake Wobegon?