Archive | January, 2016

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Gentlemen, Encrypt Your Data, Part I

A friend of mine used to shoot dead chickens out of an air cannon at fighter jet canopies to test them against bird strikes. She told me a story that a team in the UK was trying to replicate the process, but kept shooting the birds right through the canopy. When they reached out to [...]
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Let’s talk about SSN

The Social Security Number is the Achilles heel of modern information. It was never intended to be used for identification purposes – in fact, my original card has that printed in big bold red letters right across the front of it. Well, that didn’t work out well. In college, SSN was our student number. Printed [...]
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Welcome to a few thoughts on cybersecurity, and some occasional photography. We're becoming immune to the news about the latest data breach, and yet folks don’t change their own security practices.   Often that’s because they don’t know where to start. Other times it’s because they’re focused on hitting the checkboxes for a compliance audit. Cybersecurity [...]
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