Books of the Month Club….I read a lot

When I’m sitting on a plane and they tell me to "turn off anything with an on/off power button"…it hurts. So then I pull out a book and read. As much as I fly, I read a lot. Often I’m catching up on one the many, many trade magazines to which I subscribe (CSO Magazine,…

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Book of the Month Club: Influence: Science and Practice, by Robert Cialdini

I’ve been meaning to get back to the Book O’ The Month club idea for awhile. My buddy Matt started the idea, and I’m glomming on, since I think it’s a good one. Mitnick Recommended The book I just finished is entitled “Influence: Science and Practice” by Robert Cialdini. Before I dive into the why…

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Dripping Data: Understanding and Reducing Insider Threat (Part IX) – Oldies, but Goodies

Well….I received an absolutely unexpected and pleasure of an email from one of the excellent speakers over at the The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies about my blog posts! I’m not sure they were reading or simply scanning for references to their website, but hey…I’m not picky! They have an absolute ton of information…

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Dripping Data: Understanding and Reducing Insider Threat (Part IV)

After traveling the past 4 weeks non-stop, with barely enough time to figure out what time zone I’m actually in….I’m back with another installment of Insider Threat. Today we’ll discuss the motivators for why this is happening. Let’s get started! “Why Mr. Bond……thank you for your service.” I had the opportunity to attend a session…

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Dripping Data: Understanding and Reducing Insider Threat (Part III)

Today I’m going to discuss exactly who the these “insiders” are. As I mentioned earlier, the book “Insider Threat: Protecting the Enterprise from Sabotage, Spying and Theft” by Eric Cole and Sandra Ring has some terrific analysis and classification. Here’s the breakdown: “We Love Bob!”   “Hey everyone….it’s Bob! Hi Bob!!” (please no reminders from…

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Mitnick and Me

Well, if you’ve been in the information security business for more than just a few months, you probably know who Kevin Mitnick is. In case you are just joining us, he’s one of the most world renown, hacker-turned-security speaker. He even started Mitnick Security Consulting LLC, which I hope is doing quite well for him….

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Terribly Remiss in My Forensics Discussions

I want to take a moment to correct an oversight I made earlier while discussing Windows forensics resources. That error was the failure to mention one of the foremost experts in the field: Harlan Carvey. Harlan’s books have provided me a wealth of information in the field of digital forensics. In addition, he maintains a terrific…

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Forensic Resources…and Travel

I just wanted to post quickly the resources from our SEC312: Implementing the Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows from Tech-Ed 2007. Those of you who attended…..THANK YOU! I know a lot of speakers don’t listen, heed, or are truly grateful for the feedback you submit…but I truly am thankful. We can only improve the session…

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So you want to be a computer CSI guy?……

Well, it’s done!! Special Agent Allyn Lynd and I delivered a well-attended (350+…..people were getting turned away due to fire code issues) session on Implementing the Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows, followed by an podcast interview with Kevin Remde for TechNet Radio. We then rushed downstairs for our Interactive Theater session where we spent…

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NEW FEATURE: What are you reading now, Kai?

I get asked this question fairly frequently and I usually do have a security book in my “Currently Reading” stack….along with a fair amount of books on World War II (I’m a big military history buff), books on Christianity (The Bible being the most prominent, but also some books on systematic theology), and of course…

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