Nov 04 2011
It’s almost time to hop in the car and head for #BSidesDFW (I even think in hashtags some days) in about an hour. I find it annoying that I have to leave the house about 3 hours before my flight to have any chance of making it, since it takes 90 minutes to get to the airport and about 45 minutes to get through the TSA checkpoint most of the time. I was joking around on Twitter earlier this week and said I’d vote for the first Presidential candidate, Republican or Democrat, who promised to abolish the TSA; it turned out that Ron Paul had already made that promise, but we’ll see if he’s still slugging it out by the time the primaries roll around. In any case, I need to get packed up and head out. I’m going to try to get a few interviews at BSidesDFW for the podcast, since there are so many interesting people speaking tomorrow.
Open Tabs 11/04/11:
- Untrusted Certificate Store to be updated – Microsoft delists another certificate authority
- DHS looking for a new CISO – If you want the role, more power to you! I wouldn’t touch it with a 10′ pole, personally
- Security Ostriches and Disintermediation – Big words from Mike Rothman about HD Moore’s Law
- CIA following Twitter, Facebook – Why would this surprise anyone in the security field?
- China scorns U.S. cyber espionage charges – Another big surprise, China is denying any wrong doing and acting all indignant.
- Syria crackdown aided by U.S.-Europe spy gear – There’s more and more evidence that US technologies are being used to support oppressive regimes. And I don’t think it will stop any time soon.
- Most firms don’t coordinate security planning – We need to learn to integrate better with the board room, that’s a fact.
- Mike Dahn and me from Hacker Halted – I’m going to close my eyes and ears, I can’t stand to see myself in video.