Resources from U.S. Security Summits

Many of the attendees from the recently concluded Security Summit series in the U.S. have been asking for the slides. Since we will be doing web casts of the presentations we are not making the slides availble. What many people want though are simply the resources listed in the slides. To attempt to achieve at least some…

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Please don’t disable security features, at least while we are testing them

I couldn’t tell you how many times I have either had the question “how do I turn off User Account Control” or heard the statement “boy, I sure hate all those annoying user account control popups in Vista.” Yeah, security sucks, it gets in the way of doing things, some bad, some good, but that’s…

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Are You A People Person?

As my family keeps reminding me, I’m not much of a people person. It could just be that I am projecting myself onto others, but I am pretty sure that much of the IT industry is like me, which raises a number of serious security problems. If you are interested in reading about them, I…

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Structuring Infosec Organizationally

Last week I visited a customer and was greeted by two people who introduced themselves, respectively, as the “Chief Information Security Officer” and the “Chief IT Security Officer.” Yes, they had two separate functions for this, one to secure information, and one to secure IT. This immediately seemed like something that would be logical for…

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