DtR Security Newscast: why CISOs get no respect, how many passwords?, and more

DtR Security Newscast: why CISOs get no respect, how many passwords?, and more

Recording the Security Newscasts is a real blast. Hopefully that comes through when you listen in! I invite you to listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for August 11, 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: Survey shows CISOs still struggle for respect (from business … [Read more...]

Monday Motivation – the power of perspective

Monday Motivation – the power of perspective

  Something to think about Perspective is essential. Similar to context, our perspectives change. Evident from the top of a tall building, where everything below looks like a model, and people the size of ants. Or gazing out at the vastness of the ocean. Sometimes our perspectives shift based on location. Other times experience does the trick. A key to success is to accept and embrace other perspectives. Location, experience, and the views of the people we serve, work with, and share our world with. Those perspectives give us depth. They inform decisions. They allow us to understand value and communicate more effectively. Consider how to gain a new perspective this week. And let me know what you learn. … [Read more...]

Monday Motivation – Be a Beginner Every Day

Monday Motivation – Be a Beginner Every Day

Something to think about Sometimes we get so bogged down with reality that we stop seeing the possibilities. Lately I've learned to delight in the joy of our youngest when she spots a squirrel or bird in the back yard (it happens often). I love listening to the majestic and unfettered plans of her older siblings. They don't see the bounds that many of us have placed on ourselves. Sometimes what holds us back is the way we see things. Our experience, our scars, or discomfort narrows the path until we see few options. This week, consider a reboot. In some small way -- or perhaps a big, sweeping one -- step back and begin again. Reconnect with the excitement. Embrace the joy. Take off the blinders and see the possibilities that lie before you. Then act. PS: … [Read more...]

Join our journey to teach children safely with Chromebooks and Google Apps

Glancing up from the tablet on his lap, my son asks, “Daddy, what kind of computer did you have growing up?” I tried to explain the VIC-20. They loved the part about  how we hooked it up to the TV, used a cassette tape drive (have you tried explaining cassette tapes?), and had fun programming a dot with “flapping wings.” Times have changed. Technology has changed. Equally notable is our continued struggle to evolve with and determine the role the changes play in our lives. As a homeschooling parent, I’m now faced with the exciting integration of my professional and personal lives. The older children are ready for some sort of computing environment. As I start on a new journey, I could use your help. We need a way to teach our children safely (not just teach … [Read more...]

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...]