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  • The Privacy and Security Implications of Misusing Technology

    If you haven’t already heard of Carrier IQ, you need to do some serious web searching, as they are swiftly becoming the new name in technology misuse on a massive scale. Over 6 years ago, Sony installed a rootkit with their music software in the name of Digital Rights Management.  On some level, they have never recovered from the consumer ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 30, 2011
  • Effectively Managing Risk

    Despite the significant uptick in information security events on display thus far in 2011, and despite the diversity and caliber of organizations that are being breached, it seems that too many organizations are failing to learn the lessons of the victims. More than that, it appears that when confronted with risks that require assessment, the ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on June 29, 2011
  • To Disclose or not to Disclose

    …that is the question. Every time a software vendor experiences a vulnerability or releases patches for a serious security issue, the debate about Full Disclosure or Responsible Disclosure gains a little more steam. Just how much information should a vendor disclose about the nature of the vulnerability that it has identified, and how that ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on June 9, 2011
  • Just ask Sony…

    Why should you take your organization’s information security posture seriously? Just ask Sony.  It has been estimated that Sony will spend more than $170 million dollars due to the recent breaches they have suffered.  Personally, I think that the $170M figure is too conservative.  I expect it to get much closer to $300M than ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 31, 2011
  • Managing Technology-based Risks

    Risks exist. You would think that this is so obvious as to not need saying, but too many people appear to operate as though downplaying or ignoring risks have any impact on their reality. That sign announcing “bridge out” isn’t really concerned with how much you believe it or agree with it.  It doesn’t care if you are too busy to deal with ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 3, 2011
  • Reactive Security: Feel the pain in 2011+

    We are only one third of the way into 2011, but we have had some of the largest information security breaches of the decade – and the trend does not appear to be slowing down. Here are just a few of the biggest reports for the year: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/RSA-SecurID-Breach-Shows-Why-Everybody-Must-Stay-Vigilant-595858/ ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 29, 2011
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