• 08 Jan 2017

    Hacking is not just an action, it’s an excuse

    Given all the ridiculous analyses and "findings" on Russian hacking as of late such as federal government bureaucrats who said there's no evidence to prosecute Clinton or who claim that the NSA does not collect data on America citizens yet they're certain that the Russians meddled in the U.S. election - many assertions of which are coming from talking heads with zero experience working in this field - I thought ...

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  • 12 Dec 2016

    Trump’s an expert on hacking too, huh?

    Yesterday, soon-to-be President Donald Trump showed just how ignorant politicians can be when it comes to computer security, breaches, and hacking. Referring to the Russians interfering with our recent election, the Donald said:"Once they hack if you don't catch them in the act you're not going to catch them...They have no idea if it's Russia or China or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed some place."It's interesting. ...

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  • 19 Sep 2016

    What, exactly, is reasonable security? The state of California knows!

    With all that's happening in the world of information security, it seems that there's never enough regulation. From to HIPAA to the state breach notification laws to PCI DSS and beyond, there are rules - and guidance - around every corner. Oddly enough the breaches keep occurring. As if what we've been told up to this point is not reasonable enough. Some people, mostly federal government bureaucrats and lawyers who ...

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  • 21 Jan 2015

    Øbama knows more about information security than we do

    I know it's painful to listen to our Ruler wax poetic about how great things are in America and how he's going to continue transforming society for the better...so just in case you missed last night's State of the Union and proposed initiatives, his regime wishes to "better secure" the Internet and our networks by making changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Here are some good reads ...

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  • 03 Mar 2014

    Interesting sights at #RSAC 2014

    I attended the RSA Conference last week...there was a lot of the same security nonsense (see my posts below) but a very good show nonetheless. You should attend next year, especially if you've never been. With 25,000+ attendees and more vendors than you can ever imagine in this space, it's a spectacle.Speaking of "vendors", one thing that struck me as interesting - what government employee was ballsy enough to use ...

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  • 15 Mar 2012

    Flaws, compliance and the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

    Here are some new pieces I've recently written that you may be interested in...big things in security we need to have on our radar: Six Security Flaws on Your Network Right NowFind the Most Flaws By Balancing Automated Scans with Manual AnalysisCompliance is just the beginningNew and not-so-new security twists in the Cybersecurity Act of 2012Enjoy!Be sure to check out www.principlelogic.com/resources.html for links to all of my information security whitepapers, ...

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  • 23 Jan 2011

    Cybersecurity schmybersecurity

    Here are a couple of #cybersecurity pieces I authored for TechTarget's SearchCompliance.com regarding the proposed Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (Senate Bill 773) and Lieberman-Collins-Carper Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 (Senate Bill 3480):Why the Cybersecurity Act is better for government than businessIs the latest cybersecurity bill an Internet takeover by the fed?You know how I am about government growth and its intrusion into the free market. ...

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  • 28 Sep 2010

    Cybersecurity Act of 2009 – It’s great for government growth!

    You may already know how I feel about our out of control government. Well here's a new piece I wrote about the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 - legislation that'll make your head spin.Why the Cybersecurity Act is better for government than businessIn subsequent edits to this article I had added some material on the new Lieberman-Carper-Collins legislation Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 (a.k.a. Senate Bill 3480) ...

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  • 20 Sep 2010

    Silent tyranny in the name of “cybersecurity”

    I just finished a new article on the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (a.k.a. Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity Act or S. 773) and the equally scary Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 (a.k.a. Lieberman-Carper-Collins or S. 3480).Goodness gracious folks. Have you read these pieces of legislation yet? Are you tracking what's going on?There's some serious government control headed our way if we sit back at let politicians force these policies ...

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  • 24 Jun 2010

    Responsibility & action come from individuals not government

    Being in DC and Chicago this week watching local news and observing all the bumper sticker slogans reminds me of the saddening enormity of how all this change we can believe in is impacting our country and the future of our families. The thing that stands out the most is the lack of personal responsibility and the dependence on government to handle all our woes - both in our personal ...

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