September 16, 2011
Recent high-profile Twitter hacks seem more about notoriety than terror but they still affect the public. Is this merely the case of another hacker group trying to make a name for itself or are we actually witnessing the convergence of cyber attacks and terror?
August 10, 2011
There were a number of very good presentations this year and the after-hours parties were great, but from a security industry standpoint, Black Hat 2011 seemed like it had less energy this year.
July 20, 2011
...you've got to look comprehensively at risk within all aspects of your IT environment. Because while you may not be looking at these things, it's certain that at some point, someone looking for the easiest way in will be looking at exploiting these weaknesses.
May 20, 2011
"...I think we’re seeing a sea change in attitudes and accountability with regards to information security."
March 2, 2011
There was a great quote in a recent Ponemon study sponsored by Cenzic and Barracuda: "Most organizations have been hacked, yet 88 percent still spend more on coffee than on app security."
August 16, 2010
We think of the call to the help desk in the middle of the night to unlock the executive account, and the psychological pressure exerted by the attacker implying retribution if the task is not carried out immediately.
August 2, 2010
A dichotomy exists between information and data – and the way that information and data are discussed, stored, protected, and used. Any number of people reading this might identify themselves as working with “Information Systems” in the field of “Information …
June 14, 2010
I like to watch industries evolve in how they deal with information security. It was interesting to watch retail evolve as PCI got more organized. The PCI Council put together the DSS with dates and penalties for breaches and non-compliance, …
May 21, 2010
We held the Secure360 conference in the Twin Cities last week. Presentation topics included PCI, cloud computing, and problems within the security industry. While it can get tiring discussing the industry’s problems, I like trying to understand the difficult nature of …