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Secure Thinking

I often speak on ‘Secure Thinking’ to a variety of audiences, and share some suggestions on how to keep themselves safer in their online lives.  Here’s those tips:   Patch your systems regularly (patch Tuesday is a great start) Run Anti-Malware, but don’t pay too much for it. Uninstall flash completely. If you need it, [...]
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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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