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 …

The BYOD Mobile Security Spectrum: A Taxonomy

In the July 2012 “Consumerization of IT” issue of The Innovator journal, published by BITS, Winn explains his view of the Mobile Security spectrum from least to most secure, and gives advice for enterprises who want to be as safe as possible in today’s technical world. Download PDF of Article Read the Article Here

Security & the Mobile Enterprise

Winn wrote an article for the 27th issue of (IN)SECURE Magazine called “A Brief History of Security and Mobile Enterprise”. “IT architecture is a never-ending exercise in migration – a centric vs. noncentric flux that can never seem to make up its mind. And for decades, security – most assuredly the bastard step-child …

Lying to Hackers is OK By Me

“All warfare is based on deception.” – Sun Tzu “In war (conflict), truth is so precious, it must be protected by a bodyguard of lies.” – Winston Churchill “Make a noise in the East and attack in the West.” – Anonymous Chinese I believe in lying. Sort of. Let me explain. The bad guys will do anything they can to get you. You know …