Being an InfoSec Professional / Cybersecurity

Tellers of tales and debunkers of myths

Tellers of tales and debunkers of myths. An organization needs both.  You need someone who can “weave a yarn”, “tell a tale”, “paint a picture with words”, etc.  But you also need someone who “lets” facts get in the way of those myths. Marketing and sales folks need to be tellers of tales.  And this … Continue reading

Being an InfoSec Professional / Cybersecurity

Reflections on certification, part 1

In his essay, “Disabling Professions”, Ivan Illich writes, “Let us first face the fact that the bodies of specialists that now dominate the creation, adjudication and implementation of needs are a new kind of cartel….Professionals assert secret knowledge about human nature, knowledge only they have the right to dispense.” When he wrote the essay, certifications … Continue reading

Cybersecurity / Links

Most e-mailed article

This morning’s most e-mailed article in the on-line version of the New York Times is Nicole Perlroth’s “how to devise passwords that drive hackers away”. It is a somewhat apocalyptic piece that assures you you will get hacked and provides some standard advice (“forget the dictionary”) on constructing and managing strong passwords. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/technology/personaltech/how-to-devise-passwords-that-drive-hackers-away.html?src=me&ref=general It leaves … Continue reading

Cybersecurity

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An organization needs both.  You need someone who can “weave a yarn”, “tell a tale”, “paint a picture with words”, etc.  But you also need someone who “lets” facts get in the way of those myths. Marketing and sales folks need to be tellers of tales.  And this does not…