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Posts from Date:   2013-9

Missing the Point, Over and Over and Over Again

by Ben Tomhave  |  September 24, 2013

I saw a quaint marketing message from a security vendor recently that made a call for “back to basics.” This is a somewhat intriguing piece of advice to give, considering that the basics aren’t really getting the job done these days. In fact, for that matter, security in general seems to be flailing about many […]

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Understanding “Why” Aids Policy Conformance

by Ben Tomhave  |  September 17, 2013

When it comes to writing, I’m a bit of a traditionalist (and, frankly, snob;). I like the Oxford comma and I’m particularly fond of using “e.g.” and “i.e.”. However, in my recent past and current role, such things are frowned upon. As a matter of style guide writing convention, we prefer “for example” instead of […]

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AuthN TNG: Many Factors, Confidence, and Risk Scoring

by Ben Tomhave  |  September 12, 2013

Caveat: I’m part of the Security and Risk Management Strategies (SRMS) team, and not part of Identity and Privacy Strategies (IdPS). Also, fair warning… this is an incomplete thought and a bit rambling… I’ve been mulling over authentication (and, to a degree, privacy) a bit the last couple weeks and wanted to toss a couple […]

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