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Principle of Least Data

(c) Depositphotos / Photojog GDPR goes live this week, which is the first real salvo against corporate data creep (as in both expansion, and creepy).  Companies these days tend to keep every bit of information that they can, because they might possibly need (or be able to exploit) it someday.  Is it worth the risk? [...]
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Friday Photo – Bath from Bath Abbey

I really enjoy shooting panoramic photographs - there's no better way to capture the scope and scale of a scene.  Normally this involves a tripod, leveling and pano heads, and a lot of fiddling - none of which can you do while on tour at the top of an ancient Abbey in Bath, UK.  This [...]
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Is your security architecture Fractal or Fractured?

Fractals are a really cool mathematical concept that reflect an almost recursive like pattern, that reoccurs at smaller and smaller scales. The classic Mandelbrot image is a perfect example of this – the larger forms come first, then as you scale down, more details emerge, all in perfect alignment and part of a cohesive pattern. […]

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Friday Photo – Critters in Alaskan Waters

On our first trip to Alaska, we visited Valdez and Prince William Sound.  It's a real fishing town, with an influx of tourists staying mostly in RV's and a few motels and B&B's, that reminded us of what the Colorado mountain towns were like back when we were growing up. We wanted to take a [...]
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Iconic Yellowstone

A few years back my wife and I toured Yellowstone before meeting my dad for a fly fishing boat trip.  It was a beautiful afternoon, warm and sunny, with the shadows just starting to appear.  The moon came over the horizon, and this guy looked up at me - a classic Yellowstone postcard. There were [...]
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Last Four is Foolish

I keep running across companies that still, in 2018, are using the last four digits of SSN or mother’s maiden name as an authenticator.  We have 170+ million reasons why that’s a bad idea, and yet it persists.  That’s beyond inertia, past laziness, and nearly into negligence territory.  It’s time to end the practice of […]

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Friday Photo – Hound in the Snow

We lost Truffles this week.  He was our sweet springer spaniel, a two year old heart in a 13 year old body.  Feisty and sweet, easy going and fierce.  Our cats are sleeping on the dog bed, waiting for him to come by to snuggle, and our golden is running upstairs to find him (and [...]
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Dreaming of a white March

Folks think of Colorado as the snow capital of the world, yet we can golf as likely as ski on Christmas day.  This is a shot of what I'm dreaming about - a nice dumping of fresh snow from a trip to Breckenridge a number of years ago.  A few feet would be nice right [...]
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