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Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Supply Chain Risk Management and Catastrophes

– The reports of destructive events—natural disasters, accidents, and intentional attacks—just keep on going. We could all guess that the Japanese tsunami of March 11, 2011 would have major impact on manufacturers’ supply chains … but a tornado in Wichita, Kansas and a fire in a plant in…

Privacy? What Privacy?

– It is unusual for the popular (as opposed to technical) press and particularly for The Wall Street Journal to publish a multipart series on the topic of privacy. But the WSJ did it in “What They Know: A Wall Street Journal Investigation” And I think they did a pretty good job. You can find the…

Net-Witness of the Persecution

– There is an interesting article in the February 18, 2010 Wall Street Journal by Siobhan Gorman, with the title “Hackers Attack 2,411 Firms: Global Offensive Snagged Corporate, Personal Data; Operation Is Still Running.” It describes how staff of the security services firm, NetWitness,…

Negative Testing Revisited – Vehicle Control Systems (Part 1)

– In my January 11, 2010 column “Security Testing’s Missing Link and the Revelation of Drone Images,” I recounted the episode of the interception by terrorists of the transmission of video images from drones. I attributed much of the issue to a lack of negative testing, that is, testing for…

Please Let Me Explain…

– Whenever you speak to a reporter, you are always at risk that what will be published isn’t quite what you meant or that the context of your statement  within the article will distort your meaning. Knowing this, you usually have to choose between the importance of what you have to say (in your…