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Josh Beckett
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Just because Hollywood makes it scary, doesn't mean it isn't real or really scary
I was reading an article from Dark Reading that came through my inbox, and it looked pretty interesting from the start...but it took me about 2 seconds to overcome his 'severe limitation' scenario with Bluetooth and cars. How about a cell phone or smart pho...

New Blog Post - Learn the rules of the game or get off the field
http://stnr-intelligent-security.blogspot.com/2015/05/learn-rules-to-game-or-get-off-field.html

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Learn the rules to the game or get off the field!
The war of data classification and preventing data exfiltration I've been working for a company for a few months now and it's been pretty interesting to start.  However, as time has dragged on and the new and shiney things aren't so shiney any more, the bad...

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These stupid policies remind me of so many places that I have worked, interviewed for work, or worked on a project as a contractor.  I feel rather vindicated that I'm not the only one that feels this way about dumb policies.

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What is the outlook for the future of cyber-defenses?
I was recently asked to comment on what I felt the outlook was for cyber defensive initiatives into the next ten years.  One of the specific aspects of the question was if I felt there might be a serious global cyber incident that resulted in billions of do...

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Implications of of Quantum Capabilities, TAO, and other nasty tricks
From the just in case you weren't paying attention file...I know I haven't been keeping up on my reading for quite some time. Original source article here . A comprehensive internal presentation titled "QUANTUM CAPABILITIES,"
which SPIEGEL has viewed, list...

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Why do they do it?
Well, a completely different source, from my usual dose of NPR, got me to scratch my head and inspired me to write today.  I was reading a slightly older post from a colleague at work and began to think that there was much more to the subject than was being...

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The things we don't intend to share
Well, it's been quite a while since I have felt inspired to write, however, my local NPR station got me thinking once again. I've heard NPR call them 'driveway moments' when you are listening to a story and find yourself no longer driving and parked in your...

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