Tag: Reform

Pick a Side; Make Some Noise

If you’re pro-cybersecurity you’ve got to make some noise. Your silence in the face of FUD negates the hard work everyone is doing, and will have a lasting impact well into the future.

Save Yourself – Delete Your Data

If an era when remedying computer security failures is cheaper than calling in computer security experts is even remotely realistic, we need to collectively get on board with some new ways of doing things.

The Lessons of PFC Manning

The tragedy here is not that we were undone by a shit-bird GI who didn’t have his head screwed on straight, it’s that we will ignore what he is teaching us.

“reputation system”

From the Enterprise Resilience Management Blog: Anyone who believes he knows of information relating to these proposed patents will be able to post this online and solicit comments from others. But this will suddenly make available reams of information, which…

The Q Prize

Funny what you think of in what passes for a traffic jam in these parts . . . Ruminating about John’s recent post about tinkering with technology  and the mention of the X-Prize and DARPA Grand Challenges . . .…

underrattelser – US style

Ralph Peters’ latest report on improvements in MI. Money graph: Appropriate technologies can help us – but no database or collection system is a substitute for seasoned human judgment. The key task in intelligence is understanding the enemy. Machines do…

With an eye towards reform

A nice briefing (Shift Happens) that has implications for many fields, including the IC and national security community. Business as usual isn’t cutting it now; it certainly isn’t going to work five years from now.

Last one out of the SCIF, turn out the light

The cynic in me wants to laugh, but this is just sad: The National Security Agency is facing significant budget shortfalls as the spy agency scrambles to respond to a mounting electricity crisis, modernize its technology, maintain current operations and…