Tag Archives: CISA

Solar Winds Blow Hard

– Unbelievable! But true. The enormous hack, purportedly by Russia (per Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others), of major U.S. government agencies and the U.S.’s biggest corporations—apparently some 18,000 organizations according to the software maker—came through malware planted in updates…

CISA and Desist

– It’s an old joke: “Heads I win, tails you lose,” but it can also play out in reality. How often do cybersecurity professionals end up on the wrong side of that bet? CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) don’t seem able to get a break. They invariably get blamed, and sometimes fired,…

So Why Do We Need Security Professionals, Anyway?

– So, why do we do what we do, and what if we couldn’t do it anymore? I have reinvented myself so many times over the years that anyone reading my curriculum vitae would imagine I was the victim of identity theft. Stints in the Teamsters, Longshoremen, and building unions have given me my cultured…