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Shine Theory / DevOps / Community

A podcast called The Allusionist (hosted by Helen Zaltzman) crossed my path that provided me with a light-bulb moment. The podcast focuses on language and etymology. This particular episode contextualised that focus ...
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Should You Buy a Piece of SIEM?

We lament that people love to buy single-purpose security tools and then complain about it, but what about buying components of tools? For example, will you buy a normalization engine so that ...

Secure The Wrong Path or Change The Path?

How do I configure a firewall appliance in public IaaS? How do I install anti-virus inside a container? How do I filter calls to microservices via an appliance in my DMZ? Now, ...
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Rule Based Detection?

One of the famous insults that security vendors use against competitors nowadays is “RULE – BASED.” In essence, if you want to insult your peers who, in your estimation, don’t spout “AI” ...
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The Other Security Chasm

| | philosophy, security
You guys recall my security chasm post from 2014? Because clearly some of you obsessively reread what I wrote 5 years ago … not 🙂 That post basically built on an idea ...
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Psychoanalyzing Security Cloud Fears

Here is a funny one: why so many security professionals (and leaders) still hate the cloud? OK, OK, I get it, many of you want to respond to this with a WHAT ...

On Operational Excellence

| | philosophy, security
So I spent much of last week reading a book about Second World War called “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.“ You do not have ...

Let’s Go Fight IT for Logs? Agents? Taps?

This is a depressing post about security in the real world (what … another one?) In any case, we are having those enlightened debates about log analysis (via SIEM/UEBA), network security monitoring ...
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A Rant on Single Function Security Tools

| | philosophy, security
As you may guess, I was raised on Unix and in Unixland single-function tools rule the seas. From “ls” to “ping”, Unix is full of commands that are in reality tools that ...
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Why We Value Inquiry Visibility Over … Well … Over Everything Else?

| | philosophy
This fun discussion on industry analyst craft reminded me of an unfinished post I had sitting in my draft folder … for a year. And now it is finished! When we create ...