Tag Archives: Awareness / Education

Homeland Security: Dr. Gordon Testifies before US House of Representatives Committee

– I found this US Committee on Homeland Security testimony one of the more interesting security events of 2007. It took place on Thursday, October 31, 2007. Here is a direct link to the video. Here is a link to the general page. Dr . Gordon appears at 2 hours 33 minutes into the testimony. If…

A nice little saying: Wherever the data flows, so must the proper controls

– I’ve been writing a bit lately for a project that discusses privacy and security. In the course of writing I happened to come up with this saying: Wherever the data flows, so must the proper controls Perhaps it’ll serve your needs somehow. Use it in good health! …

Test Your Anti-Phishing Knowledge with Anti-Phishing Phil

– The researchers at CMU have created a flash game to teach people how to spot phishing websites. It’s great practice and I recommend re-testing your skills. Here’s the link. …

Information Security Failures and Brand Impacts

– Although I joined LinkedIn some time ago, I do not often check my account there. On a recent login, I noticed that Jeff Lowder — a Director of Information Security and Risk Management at the Walt Disney Internet Group — asked a great question. He gave me permission to post it here: As…

Skype’s 2-day outage: Availability, Who Gives a Damn?

– The infosec field commonly defines availability as: assurance in the timely and reliable access to data services for authorized users. It ensures that information or resources are available when required. It seems that Stephen Baker of Businessweek has a different standard: Are communications…