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What my fellow teammates get up to in parallel to an intensive team meeting.
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I am reasserting that reification is f***ing ugly. Even in OWL2.
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Trend Micro researchers have discovered that flaws in the AIS vessel tracking system can allow attackers to hijack communications of existing vessels, create fake vessels, trigger false SOS or collision alerts and even permanently disable AIS tracking on any vessel.

http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/vulnerabilities-discovered-in-global-vessel-tracking-systems/
Trend Micro researchers have discovered that flaws in the AIS vessel tracking system can allow attackers to execute their malicious deeds.
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Stuff my group has been working on:

DeepWeb and Cybercrime – it is not just the Silk Road
by Robert McArdle (Senior Threat Researcher)
 
The infamous Silk Road marketplace is probably the most well-known place online for anyone wanting to purchase all sorts of illegal goods – ranging from illicit drugs, to firearms and all the way up to hitmen-for-hire.
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http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/deepweb-and-cybercrime-it-is-not-just-the-silk-road/
Yesterday, after two and half years in operation, Silk Road was shut down by the FBI and its owner was arrested.
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This is a good day to remind ourselves why you can't always learn from past experiences and therefore shouldn't necessarily trust statistics.
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Today is a black day for us veteran AV researchers. A long time friend, colleague, and thought leader in the AV industry, Peter Szor, is dead.
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Yesterday I had the chance to be driven in +BMW i's i3 electric car. It was a short ride, but I also had the chance to look at the cars in detail before and after the drive.
On the positive side, the cars are very quiet. I drive Solectria electric cars in the late 90's that +IBM  Research made available to us researchers, and the i3 doesn't any of the whine that the Solectria had. Also, while the Solectria had troubles getting up the hill from North White Plains (and once ran out of power doing the NWP->Hawthorne->Yorktown loop), the i3 was zipping around the stand like the climb was nothing. Also, the i3 is nicer in real life than in the pictures. I thought I'd prefer the burnt orange color, but in the end the white one was my preference. My wife and I called it the Panda.
There were some show-stoppers for us, though these need not apply to others. First, it was a 4 seaters and I was hoping for a 5 seater even if the 5th seat was just a jump seat. Also, there is nearly no storage in the back row nor are there any amenities like reading lights.
To compound that, it is nearly impossible to get out of the back without assistance. The suicide door in the back can only be opened if the front door is opened first, but it very hard to reach the front door handle from the back, even with the front seat folded forward. You'd also need to give the front door a big push risking hitting the neighbouring vehicle. And you do need to open the suicide door, because unlike the +MINI  Clubman (our current car) the mechanism for folding the front seat from the back row isn't coupled with the seat sliding mechanism. Our kids can enter and exit from the back row in the +MINI  Clubman by using one lever to fold and slide the front seats and then clamber out the front door or opening the suicide door. This doesn't work in the i3. Given that the car is from the same house, this is very disappointing and probably a show-stopper for us.
I guess it was designed for use by one or two people with no kids and only occasional need for carrying extra people.
Other than that, the car looked very well made, and practical. It has an excellent turning radius and the storage is good enough for a city car. It's not a car you will do major excursions with. The interior styling is very modern and I kept on thinking it was still a concept car, but it's not. They use a strange felt-like plastic for much of the trim which I hope would show a lot of wear over time. It has all the amenities you'd expect from an upmarket city car. The range is also more than enough for a city car in Europe. 
I just hope that they backport some of the useful features from the +MINI Clubman and make it more useful for families. I guess we'll have to wait for a design refresh or the new +Honda Jazz Hybrid that may come to Europe next year.
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Yep, a show stopper because of the kids not being able to leave the car without help. But - the window in the second row is great - much bigger and lower down than in other cars (e.g. in Toyota cars). That gives passengers a great view and potentially reduces the blind spot for the driver.
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Education
  • University of Hamburg
  • International School of Hamburg
  • PS 59
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Security Protagonist
Introduction
I've been a security specialist for over 20 years and over the last five have been been appling Semantic Web technology to the problem of classifying alerts as well as a new compliance model based on SemWeb technology.
Bragging rights
First to build a malware sandbox (1992); Completed implementation of the first Digital Immune System (1998); First to introduce a unified model of IDS and malware protection (2005); First to design a data centric security model (2006); Currently merging fields of CEP, ESP, Semantic Web, and BigData to track security issues.
Work
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Security Protagonist
Employment
  • McAfee
    GTI Reputation Architect, 2012 - 2012
  • Trend Micro
    Senior Threat Researcher, 2008 - 2012
  • IBM Research
    Research Staff Member, 1996 - 2007
  • CUNY
    Associate Professor, 2007 - 2008
  • S&S International
    CTO, 1994 - 1995
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After a few bad experiences with other limo services in NYC, finally a great ride. We were four with four big suitcases going to Newark and true to their word, we got a large enough vehicle, that came punctually and enjoyed the trip to the airport with our very professional driver.
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