Hiring the Unhireable: Winn can’t get a job

Part 2 of 16   Back in the day (1969-70), I desperately wanted to get a tremendous education. I lived in Manhattan and I wanted to go to work at the best company there was at the time and become a researcher. Because my parents were both engineers, circuit design and troubleshooting systems were pretty much second nature. I wanted to work for a …

Hiring the Unhireable: It’s time we get over ourselves

Part 1 of 16   I was the victim of discrimination. As a white male, at the tender young age of 18, in New York City.   But I digress.   My ideas on Hiring the Unhireable began at the RSA 2012 conference in San Francisco, when then DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano put out the call to arms. “We can’t find good cyber security people. …

Time-Based Security Explained

Winn Schwartau’s article on Time-Based Security (TBS) seeks to correct the mistakes made by the security industry to help companies achieve goals and protect corporate assets. “As security practitioners, we need answers. We need tools to do our jobs. We need models to achieve our goals. We need these tools and models to protect our corporate …

Stop Inflight Entertainment in the Interest of Public Safety

I and many of my security professional colleagues are not so sure that it’s safe to fly anymore. I know I cannot, without any level of confidence, say whether inflight onboard networks are secure, or whether they present a clear and present danger to the flying public.   I am saying, let’s take a pause.   In light of the myriad cyber-security …

Is it Time for a New Cyber Threat Metaphor?

CTO Bob Gourley wrote an article at CTOVision.com about a talk Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave at the Symantec conference in DC yesterday. As [Sec. Panetta] has done before, he chose to invoke a metaphor in his depiction of the threat. He warned of the potential of potentially devastating cyber attacks… attacks that could take down our nation’s …

HackCon 2014 in Oslo, Norway

I really like hanging with smart people who can teach & edumecate me! 🙂 Oslo allowed me that luxury. Suhail, the organizer of HackCon (@hackcon) and his wife (both on the right of the pix) put together an awesome lineup of security folks – and I actually attended every English talk – and LEARNED! Original thoughts and ideas by some, …