Being an InfoSec Professional / Cybersecurity / Links

Misuse of the word “firewall”

Political reporters/analysts have taken to using the word “firewall”.  To which we as cybersec geeks can only respond “huh”? To be bi-partisan about it, I provide two examples. Writing about the South Carolina Democratic Party primary, CNN says “At the heart of Clinton’s strategy to sew up the Democratic nomination is the notion that minority … Continue reading

Breach announcements / Cybersecurity / Links

Honest, Mom, lots of kids failed that test

The media are certainly becoming more sophisticated at reporting on data breaches and web site hacks.   And as that happens, corporate communications departments are freer to craft ever more sophisticated messages about a breach/hack involving their organization.  The new goal is to attempt to describe the organization as just the latest victim of an on-going attack … Continue reading

Being an InfoSec Professional / Links

CISO as consumer

There is no question that a large part of being an Information Security professional is using your judgement to keep your organization secure.  And, as with any profession, that means using and evaluating products (once they’re installed, they’re “tools”). Sometimes, you get asked about such things. See the link. http://healthitsecurity.com/2013/02/11/how-a-healthcare-ciso-uses-his-iam-product/ Continue reading