Oct 28 2011
I spent the week at the Hacker Halted conference in Miami and had a great time. Except for the part where my iPad gave me an error message stating it needed to be restored from back up and commenced a reboot cycle. Which lasted until Wednesday afternoon. Nothing like being at a security convention and having mysterious issues with your electronics. Talk about having your paranoia spike off the chart! My talk with Mike Dahn on Compliance in the Cloud (it really is about more than just PCI) was well received and we should see our interview with Tony from InfoSec Island within the next couple of days online. I’m glad to be home with the family for a little while before hitting the road next week to speak at BSides DFW. I actually get to give the closing presentation. No pressure there. But in the mean time, I have an appointment to keep with my coworker Josh Corman and Rapid 7’s HD Moore to talk about Josh’s idea, “HD Moore’s Law”.
Open Tabs 10/28/11
- Op-ed: The shocking strangeness of our 25yo digital privacy law – Why can’t we write laws that are broadly applicable?
- Who else was hit by the RSA attackers – One hell of a list. And one hell of a wake up call for the industry as a whole.
- #SecBiz or the better answer to Martin’s question – I’m glad the Down the Security Rabbithole podcast I’ve been doing with Rafal Los has sparked some thought.
- First Circuit finds that fraud mitigation costs … – Long title to say that at least one court believes you should be able to sue to recoup your personal mitigation costs after a breach.
- Where is your Chaos Monkey? – It’s an interesting idea to purposely fail some of your infrastructure at random intervals to make sure your stuff works.
- Disastrous IP legislation is back … and it’s worse than ever – I got to speak to Kevin Bankston from the EFF at Hacker Halted. When an EFF lawyer tells you something is the worst piece of legislation he’s ever seen, you know it has to be a steaming pile of crud. Please, please, please contact your legislators and let them know this can’t be allowed to pass!
- Looks like Congress has declared war on the Internet – A lot more information on this atrocious legislation