Author: Mike

End-user security requires a shift in corporate culture

An internal culture change can help organizations put end-user security on the front burner. If an organization only addresses security once a problem arises, it’s already too late. But it’s common for companies, especially startups, to overlook security because it…

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…

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…

Disclosure and Disgust

The disclosure of vulnerabilities can be a contentious subject. Regardless of where you fall out on the issue, the one thing everyone can agree on is that we’re trying to improve security, even if we’re on slightly different tacks. One…

C.R.E.A.M. IoT Edition

We can go round and round about what’s going to drive improvements in computer security writ large, but when you boil it down it’s really only about one of and/or two things: money and bodies.

The Wolf is Here

This week we learned that those shepherd boys crying ‘wolf’ all those years weren’t playing us for fools, they were just too early.