Haft of the Spear

Ruminating on issues related to the pointy end

Cyber Stars

/* Warning: Extensive over-use of the word “cyber” ahead. */   The other day my old friend and colleague Bob Gourley Tweeted: Random thought: There are 24 four-star flag officers in the U.S. military. Every 4 star I have ever met is really smart. But only one of those 24 has real cyber war experience, […]

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Breaches Forever!

The computer security industry is not stopping breaches. Not for lack of trying, but if you’re familiar with the myth of Sisyphus, such efforts are the definition of pointless. If this sounds strange coming from a computer security person, it shouldn’t. I’m not here to blow smoke up your fourth point of contact; I’m hear […]

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The Equifax Breach is Not Special

The hue and cry over the Equifax hack has subsided to a dull roar. We’ve passed the stage of ‘initial reports,’ which are usually wrong, and are firmly in armchair cybersecurity pundit mode. ‘What did Equifax executives know and when did they know it?’ inquiring minds want to know, among other things of varying relevance. […]

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