Well, maybe I’ll get a great refund in in 2009

Apparently the IRS just realized that they had about 1,800 unauthorized web servers attached to their corporate network!!! Now I’m glad to hear that their CIO is working to get them removed, but sounds to me this is a great opportunity for them to implement a domain isolation model using IPsec. Now you know I’m…


The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part IV)

This is the last of Episode Two and I hope everyone has been enjoying this interesting session with the FBI. In this final session, we wrapup and get a few comments from the audience. Good stuff.   Next time, I’ll be posting Episode 3 titled “Gate, Guards, and Guns” where we’ll spend some time talking…


The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part III)

I hope this is waking some folks up with regards to the huge issue that insider threat poses within your own company. We discuss some of the common characteristics that these people show and how we identify them. What are some of the triggers that make these folks turn against you? What are the warning…


The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part II)

In this part, we get some good advice from the FBI on how to have that talk with your executives who like to travel out of the country and don’t really understand the risk that they assume when they carry that laptop, cell phone, or other electronic device with them. Good stuff!


The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part I)

I got it to work! I had some issues with the video playback in Silverlight after it came out of post-production in Sony Vegas. I really wish there was an easy way for Expressions Encoder to sort of “save your profile” so you wouldn’t have to go and tweak settings each and every time. Pretty…


The FBI Celebrates it’s 100th Anniversary!

I had the distinct honor this week, of attending the Bureau’s 100th Anniversary celebration event here at the Dallas FBI Field Office. (I’m the one that’s not blurry in the picture on the left) The event itself was very well done and the speeches by both Special Agent in Charge Casey and by Sen. Kay…


Is Kai Axford Speaking at TechEd 2008?

The short answer is YES! However, I’m not going to be confined to a single breakout room like I was last year. (ESPNism: “You cannot stop him, you can only hope to contain him.”) If you remember, we had such a huge amount of folks wanting to get into the session I did with the…


RSA 2008 – Day 2: Windows vs. Linux, PLUS Insider Threat Experts, and The Parties

Day 2. I’m a but wore out since I was up into the wee hours trying to get my new video blogging mess figured out. The process that I thought would be (encoding and uploading)…..wasn’t. But the part that I thought would be easy (quality of the HD stream)…..was. Still trying to work out exactly…


Where’s Kai? RSA Conference 2008!!

Well…if you’re an IT Security Professional, you owe it to yourself to make the journey to the annual RSA Conference at least once in your life. It’s the world’s biggest security conference and many a great new announcement is made here. This year, it’s my turn! They have some awesome speakers here! They got Craig…


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…