Off to Cape Canaveral

A few months ago, I got a request from an old friend in the security world, to come teach a class for a group of young women that are being jump-started with an “information security boot camp” that is being run under the aegis of NASA.

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How Not To Do It: Iran Edition

I guess it’s just part of the “political goon mindset” to want to be photographed standing in front of important-looking things. Donald Trump and his nachos, Kim Jong Un and his nuclear weapons explosive-lens carving CNC machine, and Rouhani by his breeder reactor control panel.

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Trusting Providers

Corporatism favors the rights of corporations ahead of those of their customers; right now we’re in the middle of a complex shouting-match regarding what companies like Facebook can decide to provide to marketing partners; are we trusting them too much with our data? Are they going to handle it responsibly? What makes people imagine that companies are not going to immediately have a strategy meeting and ask, “what is the worst thing we can do with our customer data? Because: let’s do that!”

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