Tag Archives: NSA

NSA: IAM … What IAM?

– Update: It has been several weeks since the Snowden leaks and, at time of writing, his every move, real and virtual, is being tracked by the media. While Snowden having access to top-secret information was mentioned briefly, as noted in this column, it wasn’t until weeks after the leaks (and…

Normative Cyber Security

– Joel Brenner’s new book, America the Vulnerable – Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare (The Penguin Press, 2011), is another book of the genre of Richard Clarke’s several volumes of non-fiction, such as his most recent book, published with Robert Knake, Cyber…

Nastier at NASDAQ and the ROI of Security

– Here is a correction to “Nastiness at NASDAQ” BlogInfoSec, March 7, 2011. The first sentence of the second paragraph should read “From my particular perspective, the most disturbing aspect of the incident, as reported, is that either NASDAQ staff or law enforcement apparently do NOT know…

Is the End-User to Blame for the Lack of Security?

– I recently read James Bamford’s book The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, which, as the subtitle suggests, is a history and an exposé of the NSA (National Security Agency). It is certainly a book that should be read by privacy advocates and those…

Academic programs designated by NSA, DHS give students better shot at advancement in high-stakes, high-dollar field of cyber security

– by Angela Hopp, Guest Writer As new technologies and equally inventive violators emerge at warp speed, information assurance insiders agree hiring the right kind of talent is the key to ensuring personal, business and national security. …