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Richard Stiennon
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Attends King's College London
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“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.”    -Koheleth Now that the latest, greatest, most expensive, fighter jet is coming online the critics are piling on. It’s too slow! It [...]
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In August of 2010 Intel announced one of the most ill-advised acquisitions in IT security industry history. Intel went on to pay $7.68 billion for Mcafee. At the time I was one of many who was critical of the acquisition(Intel Should Not Consummate McAfee Deal.) While Wall Street was enamored [...]
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I see the White House has published a compilation of its accomplishments in the realm of cybersecurity.  The timing of this self congratulatory piece is obviously tied to the embarrassment of the Federal government for the devastating loss of background information on 21.5 million  federal employees, contractors, and even job [...]
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Congrats on becoming a dad!  And kudos for the discipline of posting.
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Amit Yoran to assume RSA executive's duties.
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Sometimes it helps motivate action to perform a thought experiment.  After the horrifying breach of OPM many agency heads  are probably thinking “how can I ensure I never have to face a grilling by Congress for a failure to protect critical data?” That is the thought that is prevalent today [...]
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The following story is excepted from There Will Be Cyberwar: How the Move to Network-Centric War Fighting Set the Stage for Cyberwar: The history of China and Taiwan is short, consistent, and unresolvd. When Mao Zedong finally won the Communist revolution against the Chinese Nationalists in 1949, Chiang Kai-Shek fled with [...]
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440 people
Have him in circles
465 people
Andrew Kozma's profile photo
Hell Godhand's profile photo
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Scott Bollinger's profile photo
Matt Richmond's profile photo
Gøran Tømte's profile photo
Allen MacCannell's profile photo
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  • IT-Harvest
    Chief Research Analyst, 2005 - present
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Security industry analyst, blogger, writer, public speaker.
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  • King's College London
    War in the Modern World, 2010 - present
  • University of Michigan