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. …

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 …

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, …

Electronic Bill of Rights

In Cyberspace, You Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent You know, I tend to feel violated when I receive endless masses of junk mail that overflow from my undersized mailbox. We can all travel back to our school days when we studied the Constitution and amendments added to it over the last two hundred years. Most Americans are acutely familiar with at …

Invade Canada!

I was in Ottawa, having a casual lunch with the DND, RCMP, and a wide assortment of politicos. “So, what should we discuss?” my host asked me, as I had been speaking to Official Ottawa that morning. I took a sip of my wine. It was almost 10:45AM. “I’m going to recommend to the Pentagon that we make plans to invade Canada as soon as possible.” …

Security and iPhone OS 4 Multi-Tasking: Does It Really Matter?

As the iPad and Mobile OS 4 for the iPhone family are readied for release in the coming months, the rumor mill is chock full of ‘multi-tasking’ talk. Yet there has been little discussion of what multi-tasking really means to the average user. Does OS 4 multitasking help the enterprise that wants to securely integrate the iPhone family into their network? …