Haft of the Spear

Ruminating on issues related to the pointy end

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

My latest op-ed in SC Magazine: It is tough being in cybersecurity. Defense is a cost center, and it’s hard to find meaningful metrics to demonstrate success. Interest in security is also cyclical: Major breaches stir action, but as time passes, interest and resources wane, though the threat is still there. Yet the biggest problem […]

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Preparing for the “Wake Up Call”

Despite the emphasis placed on IT security in recent years, federal agencies are not testing their security controls with any consistency or timeliness, and as a result may not realize their systems’ weaknesses, a new General Accounting Office report has found. Chinese in the wire, AQ running loose online, laptops walking off, annual report cards […]

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