The CISO asked to protect names and SSNs has been handed a sysyphean task that can never be successful.
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by Jay Heiser | December 18, 2014 | Submit a Comment
by Jay Heiser | December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Getting attacked by the North Koreans for making a movie that spoofs their sad little country and its tinpot dictator makes Sony the most sympathetic attack victim of the millennium.
by Jay Heiser | October 6, 2014 | Comments Off
We do not need to protect more data; we need to protect less.
by Jay Heiser | April 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Change all your passwords. Now. And then do it again in a week. Of course, there’s no evidence that any passwords have been exploited, but isn’t the lack of substantive evidence a suspicious fact in and of itself? It can be if you want it to be. My favorite presentation at the RSA Conference was […]
by Jay Heiser | September 13, 2013 | 2 Comments
Computer Security is dead; long live computer security.
by Jay Heiser | November 28, 2012 | 1 Comment
Anyone with a stake in the overall success of cloud computing should take a few minutes to read the recent NYT interview with Peter G. Neumann, a highly-respected computer security researcher who, now entering his 9th decade, continues to do ground breaking work on digital reliability. Commercial cloud computing creates new levels of urgency for […]
by Jay Heiser | August 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
The process in which the buyer asks a random list of questions that might have some minor relevance to some aspect of a provider’s security posture, and the potential provider pretends to answer them.
by Jay Heiser | August 1, 2012 | 1 Comment
I spent a frustrating 5 minutes this weekend enduring a forced password change on a retirement account containing $400. I was sure that the randomly generated and completely unmemorizable string my password utility came up with exceeded 7 characters, contained upper and lower case letters, at least 1 number, and a special character. It finally […]
by Jay Heiser | February 3, 2012 | 1 Comment
The dozens of petabytes of Megaupload data belonging to millions of Internet users is manifesting itself as a giant hot potato, currently burning a cashflow and PR hole into the bottom lines of several global hosting firms.
by Jay Heiser | February 1, 2012 | Comments Off
Last November, Gartner analyst Richard Hunter and I published research entitled ‘Black Swans’ Are Sure to Fly in the Public Cloud. Based on ideas popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Random House, 2007), we strongly urged the users of cloud-based services to plan for the possibility of “severe failure with […]