Frequent commenter Allan Friedman has started Geek/Wonk. In “Speaking of duct tape,” he links to an interesting essay Duct Tape Risk Communication. And Mario’s comments on tor vs the Freedom Network are interesting: Interestingly, the usability issues are _exactly_ the same as they were ~5 years ago! It’s sometimes s-l-o-w! While I agree with this,…Read More New Blog Pointers
Carl Ellison has a blog. There’s other bloggers listed, but no recent posts by them. The title, of course, is a reference to Carl’s long-used signature file, of “Officer, arrest that man, he’s whistling a dirty tune!“Read More Officer, Arrest that Man! He's Blogging Subversive Thoughts!
David Cowan (Hi David!) is the partner at Bessemer Ventures who is responsible for their security portfolio. So I’m hoping that he sticks with his new blog, “Who has time for this.” His post about Too Many Security Startups? is fascinating: The night I closed our investment in my 12th data security deal, Cyota, my…Read More David Cowan Blogging
Jeff Moss takes blogging into thematically and visually new territory with The Black Pages, with Jeff posting on a theme, and then his speakers adding details. Now if only they had an RSS feed. Or my post. I wonder which they’ll get first? I have a soft spot for the word “chaos.” I like the…Read More New Security Blogs
Hal Stern has a blog! Hi, Hal! Wired News has a long story, “Database Hackers Reveal Tactics,” about the kids who broke into Lexis-Nexis. There’s some interesting bits. Most interesting to me is that none of these kids seem to have lawyers telling them to shut up. The BBC has an article on British reactions…Read More Small Bits of Chaos: Hal Stern, Lexis-Nexis Hackers, UK ID Cards, Bolton
Scared Monkeys asks “Could Iris Scanning be Coming To an Airport Near You?” (As if the TSA hadn’t wasted enough money on machines that don’t work, or seizing zippo lighter cameras.) Maybe the camera in their iris scanner was busted? New blog “The Dunning Letter” claims to be from a long-time junk mailer, now repentant.…Read More Small Bits of Chaos: Airports, Junk Mail and Employment Law (Context-free)
The fine folks over at NCircle seem to have been given a directive from on high: Let there be blogs! And there were. And ncircle saw, and they were good. And someone said, let the bloggers be prolific, and behold, they were, with 18 or more posts in 5 days. Great coverage of CanSecWest, and…Read More Well, Hello Nurse!
I’m very excited to discover that my friend Zach Brown is blogging again. Zach was one of a group of friends who introduced me to blogs in, maybe late ’99? Early 2000? He’d been on haitus, and I’m glad he’s back. But I realized that my excitement felt a little odd, and so I’ve been…Read More Zabbo Blogs (again!)
Speaking of distributed innovation, the Open Source Vulnerability Database is a great project, dedicated to accumulating deep technical knowledge about computer security vulnerabilities, and making it freely available. And now it turns out, they have a blog! Mark Ward has an interesting article, “Predicting Vulnerabilities, Quotes and more.” When the patch comes out, many people…Read More OSVDB Blog
I’ve added Screendiscussion to the blogroll. I don’t always agree with Geoff, but he seems insightful, interesting, and genuinely willing to grapple with the questions that his profession raises. He also posts actual posts, rather than a clipblog. For example, this morning’s post is “Background Checks Must Be Relevant, and points out a case where…Read More BlogRoll