Jay Heiser

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Yes, Virginia, there are single points of failure

by Jay Heiser  |  May 30, 2011  |  Comments Off

The Commonwealth of Virginia has recently announced that they have settled up with their service provider, Northrup Grumman, over an incident last year that apparently brought down 3/4 of state applications, resulted in the loss of a several days worth of drivers license photos, and forced state offices to open on weekends.  Compensation to the state, [...]

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Diversity is nature’s way of managing portfolio risk

by Jay Heiser  |  May 9, 2011  |  Comments Off

Is it really possible that a single attack can simultaneously impact 100,000,000 people? Multi-tenancy truly gives new significance to concerns about monoculture risk.

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Is ‘the cloud’ part of our critical infrastructure?

by Jay Heiser  |  February 10, 2011  |  2 Comments

“What would be the social/economic/national/global impact of an incident that affected all the customers of a major provider?”

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Hypothetical attacks arrive in their own sweet time

by Jay Heiser  |  October 1, 2010  |  Comments Off

Whatever the source of Stuxnet, it would be naïve not to expect that the knowledge that such a thing is possible and existent has not already begun stimulating the minds of the politically-motived malware makers.

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