Category Archives: General

Y2K … Two Decades Later

– Why didn’t I use the title “Y2K at Twenty” for this column to match “The FS-ISAC at Twenty” that was posted on BlogInfoSec on January 6, 2020? Good question … easy answer. Because The New York Times commandeered “Y2K @ 20” for their online presentations. I will get to one of…

The FS-ISAC at Twenty

– The FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center) was launched in October 1999 by Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. It was the first such entity. Many subsequent ISACs have used the FS-ISAC as their model. The idea for ISACs was part of the 1998 PDD (Presidential Decision…

The Cyber Tipping Point—Are We There Yet?

– As known cyberattacks are being reported as increasing in number, frequency and severity, you have to ask whether we are reaching, or have already reached, a tipping point where everyone gets so disgusted or frightened with the incessant and egregious barrage of attacks that they tune out. On…

Strong Authentication is Good, Unless …

– … it results in your being arrested! In her September 28, 2019 article, “Army communication head at Mar-a-Lago sentenced for lying,” Jane Musgrave describes how an army officer in charge of communications at Mar-a-Lago had lied about posting a photograph of a young girl on a Russian…

Another Fifth … Quantum Dawn Cybersecurity Exercise

– Another Fifth … Quantum Dawn Cybersecurity Exercise Following my BlogInfoSec column “Taking the Fifth …” posted on October 29, 2019, I came across other “fives,” the most relevant of which was about Quantum Dawn V, which took place on November 7, 2019. This is the  fifth in a…