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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Sep 06 2010

What is “the front line”, anyway?

…and who is our enemy?

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Sep 01 2010

We have met the enemy, and he is USB

Someday in the future, U.S. Cyber Command will look back and say “in hindsight, we can see it was an institu­tion­a­lized failure of CRM…”

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Aug 31 2010

Alas! Poor SCADASEC. I knew its horror ratio.

A column we pub­lished in 2009 led to the demise of the SCADASEC com­pu­ter secu­rity mailing list. “[I] agree com­pletely with what you have to say,” moder­a­tor Bob Radva­novsky explained…

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Dec 01 2009

Degree-mill grad runs a certificate mill for IT security workers

The artist formerly known as “Dr. Kevin G. Coleman, Ph.D.” purchased his doctoral degree from a diploma mill. Now, Coleman’s “Technolytics Institute” will bestow you with IT security certifications for a paltry $275 to $300…

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Sep 18 2009

Doolittle Raider: “we didn’t really think about the future”

If experts really were pondering the long-term conse­quences of cyber-warfare, they’d be talking about ephemeral concepts like cyber military grave­yards and cyber warfare museums and a solemn “Doolittle Cyber Raiders” ceremony every anni­ver­sary for 67 years to comme­mo­rate a fateful network attack…

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Sep 07 2009

”Muslim terrorists” defaced this site on 3 Sep 09

Yeah, this site got defaced. Tell the midwives to stop wailing…

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Aug 17 2009

”The need for computer security outweighs the profit of copyrights”

Many com­pu­ter secu­rity mailing lists routinely violate copy­rights. It’s so per­va­sive that — in theory — you can lapse all of your expen­sive paid sub­scrip­tions and get all of it de­livered for free to your inbox…

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Aug 10 2009

“Lord AFB” on the horizon?

“Some­day they’re going to name a base after a [cyber­space] hero…”

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