This video is really amazingly inspiring: Not only does it show more satellites than I’ve ever seen in a single frame of video, but the rocket that took them up was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation, who managed to launch not only the largest satellite constellation ever, but had room for a few…Read More More Satellites Than You Can Shake a Stick At
After the February, 2017 S3 incident, Amazon posted this: We are making several changes as a result of this operational event. While removal of capacity is a key operational practice, in this instance, the tool used allowed too much capacity to be removed too quickly. We have modified this tool to remove capacity more slowly…Read More Learning Lessons from Incidents
At RSA’17, I spoke on “Security Leadership Lessons from the Dark Side.” Leading a security program is hard. Fortunately, we can learn a great deal from Sith lords, including Darth Vader and how he managed security strategy for the Empire. Managing a distributed portfolio is hard when rebel scum and Jedi knights interfere with your…Read More Introducing Cyber Portfolio Management
In September, Steve Bellovin and I asked “Why Don’t We Have an Incident Repository?.” I’m continuing to do research on the topic, and I’m interested in putting together a list of such things. I’d like to ask you for two favors. First, if you remember such things, can you tell me about it? I recall…Read More Calls for an NTSB?
In this article, I want to lead into some other articles I’m working on. In those, I’m going to complain about security. But I want those complaints to be thoughtful and within a proper context. You will hear many of us in security talk about threat models. Adam literally wrote the book on threat models…Read More Groundrules on Complaining About Security
The ban on refugees is illegal, immoral and un-American, and as an American, I want to add my voice. The ban is illegal. (“Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Illegal.”) I suspect that the United States also has legal obligations under treaties to accept refugees, but Google isn’t my lawyer, and I am no expert. The ban…Read More On Immigration and Refugees
There are two great blog posts at Securosis to kick off the new year: Tidal Forces: The Trends Tearing Apart Security As We Know It (Rich Mogull) Network Security in the Cloud Age: Everything Changes (Mike Rothman) Both are deep and important and worth pondering. I want to riff on something that Rich said: On…Read More 2017 and Tidal Forces
This post has spoilers for Rogue One, and also Return of the Jedi. We learn in Rogue One that the Death Star’s main gun is powered by Kyber crystal. We know from various sources that it’s rare. Then the Death Star is tested, destroying Jedah, where they’re mining the crystals. Note that both times its…Read More Kyber Crystal and the Death Star
There’s some really interesting leaked photos and analysis by Charles Goodman. “Leaked photos from the Rogue One sequel (Mainly Speculation – Possible Spoilers).”Read More Rogue One Sequel already being filmed!
Someone once asked me why I like Star Wars more than Star Trek. I was a bit taken aback, and he assumed that since I use it so much, I obviously prefer it. The real reason I use Star Wars is not that it’s better, but that there’s a small canon, and I don’t have…Read More Rogue One: The Best Star Wars Yet?