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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…

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…

Early Warning: Arkin Incoming

Many pixels have died in the flail that was yesterday’s Early Warning post and if you haven’t seen them yet go to Blackfive, LGF, CQ, Powerline, OPFOR, etc. I don’t know that it would do much good to add to…

(Global) Guerrillas in our Midst?

I was a little slow to catch this item: U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials say they are taking steps to monitor and combat the possible spread of Islamic extremism and support for a violent holy war against the West…

Backwater Strikes Back

Via ABC: Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently testified that documents captured by coalition forces during a raid of a safe house believed to house Iraqi members of al Qaeda six months ago “revealed…

Coalition of the Dastardly

(Cross posted to GroupIntel) I engaged in several conversations about cyber threats this past week and each conversant repeated with certainty a lack of concern over a relationship between terrorists and mobsters in the virtual world. I’d like to think…

Post Holiday Wrap-Up

You’ve probably already seen and forgotten, but some tidbits that caught my eye as I have been trying to catch up with developments over the last two weeks: ZenPundit’s post on IC and the Blogosphere and Blogger’s Dilema . .…

Ambling Towards Snow Crash

An interesting development in another information-centric industry that is in need of re-tooling: According to internal documents provided to Wired News and interviews with key executives, Gannett, the publisher of USA Today as well as 90 other American daily newspapers,…