Herding Cats: Understanding the Hacker Mentality

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Herding Cats: Understanding the Hacker Mentality
In my line of work, we see breaches and attacks constantly. Sometimes they’re minor intrusions and sometimes they’re so large it can effectively put an organization or institution out of business.

I Love Ransomware

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I Love Ransomware
Before you go all torches and pitchforks on me, hear me out.

I hated writing this article. Truly. My industry is, at its core, a service industry. Overwhelmingly I meet people who go into IT service, support and cybersecurity that have a real desire to help others.

Sleeping with the Enemy: Why Microsoft Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Linux

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Sleeping with the Enemy: Why Microsoft Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Linux
For years, I was fairly certain that there would be no way Microsoft would ever get into bed with Linux.

Ripping Off the Girl Scouts: 8 Steps for Evaluating Technology

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Ripping Off the Girl Scouts: 8 Steps for Evaluating Technology
Until recently, I had no idea what a Thin Mint was. It’s kind of amazing that these delectable little cookies have escaped my grasp in the thirty-odd years I’ve been aware that cookies actually exist.

Understanding How Our Intelligence Communities Sometimes Fail Us

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Understanding How Our Intelligence Communities Sometimes Fail Us
If you’re reading this, you’ve heard of the recent suicide bomber attacks on both Brussels and Lahore, Pakistan and you want to understand how these events keep happening.

Here A Hack, There A Hack, Everywhere A Hack Hack: Why America’s Infrastructure is Seriously At Risk

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Here A Hack, There A Hack, Everywhere A Hack Hack: Why America's Infrastructure is Seriously At Risk
In June of 2010, a security company discovered a virus that was able to insert itself into the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) of a Siemens Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

Google Doesn’t Care About the Driverless Car and Other Predictions

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GOOGLE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE DRIVERLESS CAR AND OTHER PREDICITIONS
Consider for a moment the anxiety many feel boarding an airplane. For various reasons, usually involving some kind of horrible death, people have nightmares before traveling.

Apple and Goliath: On Individual Privacy and Government Interference

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Apple and Goliath: On Individual Privacy and Government Interference
Never in a million years would I think of calling a company that has, from time to time, more cash on hand than the U.S. federal government, the “David” of any story but here we are and Apple well deserves the title.