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[Update: The final article is available at “That Was Close! Reward Reporting of Cybersecurity ‘Near Misses’,” at the Colorado Technology Law Journal.]  Last week at Art into Science, I presented “That was Close! Doing Science with Near Misses” (Slides as web page, or download the pptx.) The core idea is that we should borrow from…

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John Boyd’s ideas have had a deep impact on the world. He created the concept of the OODA Loop, and talked about the importance of speed (“getting inside your opponent’s loop”) and orientation, and how we determine what’s important. A lot of people who know about the work of John Boyd also know that he…

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For Star Wars day, I’m happy to share this event poster for my talk at Ada’s Books in Seattle Technical Presentation: Adam Shostack shares Threat Modeling Lessons with Star Wars. This will be a less technical talk with plenty of discussion and interactivity, drawing on some of the content from “Security Lessons from Star Wars,”…

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In “Is Your Religion Your Financial Destiny?,” the New York Times presents the following chart of income versus religion: Note that it doesn’t include the non-religious, which one might think an interesting group as a control. Now, you might think that’s because the non-religious aren’t in the data set. But you’d be wrong. In the…

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As I get ready to go to South Africa, I’m thinking a lot about presentations. I’ll be delivering a keynote and a technical/managerial talk at the ITWeb Security Summit. The keynote will be on ‘The Crisis in Information Security’ and the technical talk on Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle. As I think about how to deliver…

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In re-reading my blog post on twittering during a conference I realized it sounded a lot more negative than I’d meant it to. I’d like to talk about why I see it as a tremendous positive, and will be doing it again. First, it engages the audience. There’s a motive to pay close attention and…

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