DtR Security Newscast: pin those certs, cyber insurance, gmail in the courts

DtR Security Newscast: pin those certs, cyber insurance, gmail in the courts

I invite you to listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for July 28, 2014 -- with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit) and James Jardine (@JardineSoftware). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it's our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week. This episode has a cool energy and flow that I think makes for a good listen. Let me know if you agree. This week, we covered: Certificate pinning back in the spotlight with the GMail iOS app having some difficulties, but there is a bigger issue here. We … [Read more...]

Monday Motivation – the context counts

Monday Motivation – the context counts

  Something to think about In the drive for more content, often overlooked is the desire for more context. Despite the finite number of words and smaller subset we use routinely, the key to understanding is context. To establish context, consider the lenses available to us. What lens do we look through? Is that the lens through which we project? What about our audience? What lenses do they have? When we take the time to consider our lens and those of others, context is easier to establish. From that, we reach understanding. Take time this week to work on the context over the content. Experience the good things that happen when you shift the lens and make the connection with another person. … [Read more...]

Monday Motivation – Do what you can

Monday Motivation – Do what you can

  Something to think about Sometimes in the pursuit of perfection, we wish for more time, more resources, or a different situation. Instead of focusing on perfection (even through a change in constraint), embrace progress. When I discussed this concept with a renowned sculptor, he simply pointed out that ours is to the do the best we can with the time we have. His life experience matched the sage words of Roosevelt. Today, choose progress over perfection. Be present in the moment and embrace whatever opportunity arrives.   … [Read more...]

Monday Motivation – Don’t Wait!

Monday Motivation – Don’t Wait!

  Something to think about I often hear clients (and friends) suggesting they'll take a different/better course of action... when the time is right. While Napoleon Hill wisely points out there is no "just right" time, it means the time is always right. In life, and in business, now is the perfect time for you. Today is a great day to take action. Use this week to take the first step on a new journey. Or perhaps to recommit to something. Start simple. Smile. Take a deep breath. Thank someone with genuine gratitude. Just be. Embrace the moment and how right it is for whatever you desire.   … [Read more...]

DtR Security Newscast: wifi attacks, APT (evolved), the need for practice and Target’s new CISO

DtR Security Newscast: wifi attacks, APT (evolved), the need for practice and Target’s new CISO

I invite you to listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for June 16, 2014 -- with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit), James Jardine (@JardineSoftware), and guest Will Gragido (@wgragido). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it's our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week. This week, we covered: The slippery slope of "jamming" google glass; we explore the larger struggle over wearable tech, the changing nature of privacy, and how we handle it all. And no, jamming is not really the method we prefer. Nor does the FTC. While on … [Read more...]

Monday Motivation: most worries never happen

Monday Motivation: most worries never happen

  Something to think about Worry is an activity that uses a lot of energy. Ultimately, like friction, it erodes value. As pointed out here, often our minds create a more elaborate scheme than reality. When faced with a worrisome situation, take a breath. Focus on today. Do your best, and focus on progress over perfection. Learn to see things as they are, and deal with them in kind. Over time, you'll worry less and do more. … [Read more...]