If you have not read this already I highly recommend Alex Stamos' opinion essay that appeared in the Washington Post on December 15th, 2020. Titled "Enough is enough. Here’s what we should do to defend against the next Russian cyberattacks.", Stamos writes about how poor our response is today and what the United States government … Continue reading Enough Already. Stamos is right.
Hired Cisco 1997. Fired Cisco 2014. Acquired by Cisco 2016. Retired from Cisco 2020. I've learned a lot in these past 23 years. I hope that I can share what I've learned with others and in some small part help to close the digital divide.
Walid Al-Saqaf Richard Barnes Gonzalo Camarillo Olga Cavalli Hans Peter Dittler Hiroshi Esaki Mike Godwin John Levine Glenn McKnight Robert Pepper Andrew Sullivan Sean Turner Mieke van Heesewijk These are the names and links to profiles of the Board of Trustees for the Internet Society (as of this date in November 2019). According to their dot […]
In the past week I completed the work for the first MOOC (Massive Open online Course) that I've ever taken. The course was Surveillance Law which I completed via Coursera. Let me start by saying that this course was fantastic. The presenter, Jonathan Mayer from Stanford did a great job delivering a series of short … Continue reading Surveillance Law from Standford University via Coursera
BBC News is reporting today that Google has updated their search engine algorithm to provide a higher rank to websites that use HTTPS. The web news site Gigaom explains further that the algorithm identifies web sites that use HTTPS / TLS and uses it as a 'light factor' that impacts less than 1% of global queries.
ars technica has a great article that explains recently published Apple guidelines regarding what customer data the company will provide to law enforcement. Reviewing and understanding Apple's position is important as the companies consumer devices such as the iPhone, the iPad, and Mac computers running OS/X readily provide users the capability to use both local … Continue reading New Apple Guidelines Explain What Data the Company Will Provide to Law Enforcement
The NY Times reported this afternoon that David Pogue, longtime (13 years) tech columnist for the New York Times is leaving to start a new consumer-oriented tech site for Yahoo!. I'm a fan or all three: the NY Times (great paper and good business oriented tech coverage) , Yahoo! (been a subscriber there since the … Continue reading Pogue Leaving the New York Times
I don't know how many people read the IEEE Security and Privacy magazine but this past issue closed with a interesting 'Last Word' essay by BT CSO Bruce Schneier titled "IT for Oppression". It's avery good read that discusses both the positive and negative use of the technology that many here have used and contributed … Continue reading Cybersecurity & the Law: IT for Oppression
NYT: Should Companies Tell Us When They Get Hacked? The New York Times Opinion Pages takes on the question: "Should Companies Tell Us When They Get Hacked?".
I learned the other day that Posterous is shutting down down. They were acquired by the Twitter folks a while back and the company needs to focus on it's core products. Too bad. Posterous is a great blog service. I migrated my blog to WordPress. It was completely painless and took just a few minutes. … Continue reading Bye Bye Posterous!