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A CISO, an AI, and a bot walk into a bar….

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been facilitating sessions at Evanta CISO events. If you’re not aware, these are discussions for CISO’s by CISO’s, held around the country and well worth the time. The topic for my sessions was AI & orchestration in cybersecurity, with more than 60 CISOs participating in five cities. While each […]

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Securing your Dessert

(C) Depositphotos / belchonock I have a joy/frustration relationship with Apple.  Their products are amazing and have changed my life, and at the same time some of their design decisions and choices are user hostile (dongles).  Their software usually just works, but when it doesn’t, well, you get Siri. On one point though, their heart [...]
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Friday Photo – Life in a Moab Canyon

The Utah desert may appear barren, but if you look closer you'll see that life finds a way, sometimes clinging to the walls of a canyon.  I was hiking back to the truck at the end of a shoot, and happened across this scene on the side of canyon.   The sun was setting and [...]
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Friday Photo – Moab in the Rain

First of all, Moab is a terrible, ugly place that no one should ever visit - certainly not the hordes of people loving Arches National Park to death :-). Seriously, it's an amazing location, with iconic scenery - you can almost see the Duke as he rides across the skyline.  We were there for the [...]
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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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