Archive for January, 2010
There was yet another security breach inside the government this week and this one involved an employee sending personal information via the Internet.
What in the world does that mean?
Open letter to the White House CIO: please better define what you mean by Internet. As I said in earlier blog posts, whenever you pull people into the middle of information technology it is unreasonable to expect that they will self-enforce 100% of the policies 100% of the time. We won’t lock our laptops all the time. We won’t choose passwords that are totally random with a combination of numbers and punctuation (my WEP password for my wireless router is based on the key 3210abcdef!) No matter how many encryption products you put on our desktop we will forget to use them and we won’t check for SSL encryption and check the certificate on every website that we go to.
It’s been seven days since the impoverished island nation of Haiti was devastated by a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The scene in Port-au-Prince is dire–buildings have collapsed into heaps of concrete and dust, thousands of victims are desperate for aid, and thousands more remain missing beneath the debris. It’s crucial that we, as socially responsible citizens of the world, do all that we can to contribute to the relief efforts and the eventual rebuilding of Haiti.
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