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Friday Photo: Summer on an Alaskan Beach

We set out from Valdez for a day-long cruise into Prince William Sound on the Lulu Belle (highly recommended if you're there).  It was a beautiful day, crisp and cold - just like how I enjoy July, when we came upon these guys sunning themselves on a classic "Alaskan Beach".  They looked at the crazy [...]
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Blockchain: One strong link doesn’t make a strong chain

I’ve written before about the hype around AI, where there’s lots of potential, a ton of smoke and mirrors, and a few real things. Blockchain is right there contending for the king of the mountain. So what’s real, what’s hype, what’s plain dumb, and what isn’t anyone really talking about?

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Friday Photo – Hawaiian Runoff

As I started getting more serious about taking photographs, I started geotagging them so I could both return to the site and remember where it was!  This image is from somewhere on the North shore of Oahu.  As I recall there'd been a rainstorm that morning, and the waters were turbulent and muddy.  The flower [...]
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Business stakeholders need the full story

There’s a lot of talk about aligning security programs and business or functional goals, but in practice, that’s much easier “powerpointed” than done.  Business consequences of security decisions, and security consequences of business decisions in the broader context are all too often missed or ignored, sometimes even deliberately.   As Obi-Wan said to Luke, “What I […]

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Friday Photo: Elk in Estes

Elk are everywhere around Estes Park, Colorado.  It's one of our favorite quick get aways, especially off season.  We were just leaving town headed home, and this herd was across the road.  Bad lighting, traffic noise, but a great shot (and right now I'd love to jump in that snow).
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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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