It’s the MLK Day holiday weekend. That means that one’s headache has subsided to the point that one can no longer hear one’s nose hair growing, and the cat is padding rather than stomping. It also means that it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions! If yours is to get better control over your information privacy,…Read More New Year's Resolution Dept. — Protecting Against Identity Theft
Robert Anton Wilson Defies Medical Experts and leaves his body @4:50 AM on binary date 01/11. All Hail Eris! On behalf of his children and those who cared for him, deepest love and gratitude for the tremendous support and lovingness bestowed upon us. (that’s it from Bob’s bedside at his fnord by the sea) RAW…Read More Robert Anton Wilson Defies Medical Experts
Seventy Percent of Americans think we need more laws to protect them from identity theft and all that. I can think of a situation we need protection from. Here is a scenario. Let us take the case of a lender, Larry. We need a law to make it so that if Larry lends money to…Read More What Congress Can Do To Prevent Identity Theft
Over the last week, I’ve read several things involving poor Lind Weaver. In case you missed it, she’s a 57-year-old owner of a horse farm. She got a bill for the amputation of her right foot. As you should expect if you’re a regular reader here, it wasn’t her. Comic hijinks ensue which conclude with…Read More That’s Funny….
In the Christmas double issue of The Economist, there is an interesting article about Google’s new domain-level email services and their applicability to business. I’m traveling, so I listened to the podcast version. I’m not going to criticize Google today. I think Gmail is a good service. I have several Gmail accounts. I am personally…Read More The Price of Nothing and the Value of Everything
Here’s the lead story in this week’s CSO magazine. I’m sure glad we no longer have to worry about breaches or compliance and can focus on whether we’re wearing the right things.Read More Hey, Guys and Gals, Security is No Longer a Problem!
Cryptological in this case meaning those who like thinking about the hidden. Authorized Da Vinci Code Cryptex from The Noble Collection. It’s very nice, made of good, solid brass. It avoids many combination lock issues. I tried some obvious ways you can cheat a letter from such a device and it was well-made enough that…Read More Gifts for the Cryptological Mind
Have a happy one. And thanks to TaranRampersad for the picture.Read More Beethoven’s Birthday is Part of the War on Christmas
Adam quoted some interesting thinking about infosec incentives. However, I’m not sure it’s that simple. Gordon and Loeb say that you shouldn’t spend more than 37% of an expected loss. However, at last summer’s WEIS (Workshop on the Economics of Information Security), Jan Willemson published a paper, “On the Gordon & Loeb Model for Information…Read More Cost-Benefits, Incentives, and Knowing What to Do