Leadership

Hackers aren’t all bad… $15k for Puerto Rico Recovery

Janice Paulson, my wife, and I attend quite a few hacker conventions every year. We run BSidesDE, are semi-officially listed on the organizer’s council for BSidesDC, attend BSidesLV and Defcon, work Derbycon and Shmoocon, and probably go to another 2-3 conferences a year, besides these. And at Derbycon, in Louisville, KY, I met up with …

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Assessing Big Picture Risk Through the Lens of the Equifax Breach

Authored by: Joshua Marpet – COO, Red Lion & Janice Paulson – Data Scientist, Red Lion Disclaimer Red Lion has no intimate knowledge of why or how the Equifax breach occurred. Red Lion was not involved in the security planning, implementation, or strategy for Equifax, nor have we been consulted for the incident response, crisis communications, …

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Focusing on the fundamentals in the software development process.

Build secure software Peter Hesse of 10Pearls wrote an article about the future and failure of information security. From Security Today, “Why is the Security Industry Failing?” is a wonderful recitation of the problems besetting the information security industry. Peter describes the money-hungry vendor culture, where every problem is seen as a potential billion dollar …

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How Technologists and the Business don’t communicate.

Initially released February 6, 2017 for MISTI – Business for Technologists – Technologists are the bedrock of IT and IT security. They innovate, create, build, implement, maintain, and decommission the most amazing software and hardware systems ever compiled. Even something as simple as a file server, which is only supposed to store and backup files, has to …

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