Jul 04 2012

New USCENTCOM network policy punishes the innocent

“For each [computer security] violation, the offender, and the chain of command up to the O-6 level, will be required to take the [new & more rigorous] course of instruction… The goal is [not to punish everybody but rather] to ensure the entire chain of command fully understands the infraction.”

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Feb 15 2011

Criminal behavior: a new era for the computer security industry

The global computer security arena is now so profitable — with customers so gullible and reporters so eager to write — that it shouldn’t surprise us to find criminal activities going on within the industry itself…

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Nov 18 2010

U.S. antivirus industry is Iran’s new “BFF”

Poor Israel. Symantec and Trend Micro are doing their best to protect Iran’s nuclear fuel/weapon production … all at no cost to Iran!

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Oct 18 2010

TenSix Things Every Airman Must Know About Cyberspacethe Internet, part 2

The Air Force has a deadly history of doctrinal failures, all of which led to the needless deaths of airmen. Why should cyber­space doctrine be any different?

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Oct 17 2010

TenSix Things Every Airman Must Know About Cyberspacethe Internet, part 1

General Norton Schwartz wrote “Ten Things Every Airman Must Know” for USAF’s new doctrine on “Cyberspace Operations.” How did such a poorly written bullet paper make it into a document of such magnitude? It certainly wasn’t vetted before publication…

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Sep 20 2010

Pentagon’s INFOCON status doesn’t match “Buckshot Yankee” timeline

Bad: U.S. mili­tary COMPU­SEC surety is breaking down. Worse: the Penta­gon is lying to itself to make com­pu­ter users obey COMPU­SEC. But you simply cannot fix poor self-discipline by lying to yourself…

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Sep 19 2010

MFR to all USAF MAJCOM A6

Do senior communications officers in the U.S. Air Force really care if the bureaucracy lies to them? Do they really care if someone conned them into misleading the flag officer they report to?

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Sep 13 2010

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates needs to raise a lowered bar

…and he should start by firing the general in charge of “Operation Buckshot Yankee.”

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Sep 07 2010

Part 6: we can’t take ‘cyber-war’ or ‘cyber-terrorism’ seriously until…

You’ll earn “aerial victory credits” for shooting down enemy air­craft in Operation Rolling Thunder, but you won’t earn a “virus kill credit” for installing McAfee HBSS on 10,000 mili­tary com­pu­ters in Iraq during Oper­a­tion Buck­shot Yankee…

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Sep 06 2010

Snoop Dogg’s “Hack Is Whack” contest

No joke — we made a rap video for Snoop Dogg’s “Hack Is Whack” contest. Vote for it to win!

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