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Alien Harry Solomon (AKA French Stewart) experienced minor convulsions whenever the chip implanted in his brain started to transmit an "Incoming message from the Great Big Head" in the TV show 3rd Rock from the Sun. How 1990s! The March 2012 South by... Read More
| Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Information Assurance Blog

  "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle Or, as Phillippa Lally found in her 2009 study, "With repetition of a behavior in a consistent context [18 to 254 days],...
  This is the second in a multi-part blog series regarding DevOps and the tools typically used to achieve its objectives.  As the DevOps methodology has gained significant traction in the IT industry, it is crucial that...
  Over the past year, Qualys (where I’m employed as the CISO) discovered serious weaknesses in the Schneider Electric ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway, an administrative interface used to manage industrial controls systems,...
  What do the following have in common? 00000000 12345 Buddy monkey iloveyou princess If you guessed "commonly used as a password" (which is also, regrettably, on the top 25 list), you would be right.i Of course, this is one...
  A password is a string of characters that people use to log on to computers or access files, programs, and web applications.  Passwords continue to be the primary mechanism for securing access to computers and files. ...
  The Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO, is considered the corporate executive responsible for all cyber security related issues. For many information assurance professionals, obtaining the CISO job is the pinnacle...