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Tag Archives: defense in depth

Sharkbots, InfoSec and Paranoia

– From time to time, you read an article and come across a phrase or sentence or two that strikes you as very a propos information security even though the phrase or sentences are describing a completely different situation. So it was when I read Michael Kaplan’s article “Sharkbot: The machine…

Learned Lessons Are Not the Whole Picture

– I am certainly a strong proponent of learning from disasters, as asserted in my June 14, 2010 column “Cyber Lessons Learned from the Gulf Oil Catastrophe,” for example.   Consequently I felt somewhat vindicated in that view by an article by William J, Broad on the front page of the Science…

Our End Users: The Weakest Link

– Hackers and professional criminals are like most people; they want to accomplish their goal in the easiest way possible. As we have become better at implementing technical controls, such as hardening servers, more aggressive patching, and deployment of a vast array of security devices /…