To Cyber or Not the Cyber, That is the RSAC Talk Analysis

To Cyber or Not the Cyber, That is the RSAC Talk Analysis

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I don’t know where you are, but the data analysis of the RSA Conference by the prestigious Cyentia Institute is amazing. They wrote algorithms to tell us what the “most important” talks ...
RSA Conference 2018: Fun Telco History in SF

RSA Conference 2018: Fun Telco History in SF

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Welcome to SF everyone! As the RSA Conference week begins, which really is a cluster of hundreds of security conferences running simultaneously for over 40,000 people converging from around the world, I ...

US discusses authorizing cyber attacks outside “war zone”

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In a nutshell, traditional definitions of war linked to kinetic action and physical space are being framed as overly restrictive given a desire by some to engage in offensive attacks online. The ...
Dar-win or Lose: the Anthropology of Security Evolution

Holding Facebook Executives Responsible for Crimes

| | history, Poetry, security
Interesting write-up on Vox about the political science of Facebook, and how it has been designed to avoid governance and accountability: …Zuckerberg claims that precisely because he’s not responsible to shareholders, he ...

Supply Chain Accountability

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Back in 2015 there was some serious consideration of why Toyota were so often used by terrorist groups the US considered their enemy. Here’s some Japanese rationalization: All of this is to ...
What do visitors think about Special Forces: In the Shadows?

UK Army Museum Reveals Hidden World of the Special Forces

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The National Army Museum in Chelsea, London has freshly opened a new exhibit for you to see if you can see what you’re not supposed to see: The exhibition looks at the ...

Origins of “Information Security”

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I’ve promised for a while, years really, to write-up the etymology of the word “hacker”. This always is a popular topic among the information security crowd. Although I regularly talk about it ...

Self-Driving Uber Murders Pedestrian

Although it still is early in the news cycle, so far we know from Tempe police reports that an Uber robot has murdered a women. The Uber vehicle was reportedly headed northbound ...

Meitnerium

Scientific American has a nice write-up of the theoretical physicist who discovered nuclear fission and was denied credit, yet assigned blame: While the celebrity Meitner deserved was blatantly denied her, an undeserved ...
Hotel Rwanda (Opening Scene)

Lost History of American Bourbon: Knob Creek

A friend recently went through my liquor cabinet and pulled out a mostly-empty bottle of Knob Creek. I had forgotten about it, although in the early-1990s it had been a favorite. It ...
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