Tag: National security

  • “To the full extent of their capabilities”

    Took me a while to clear up time and read Dave Aitel’s post on his experience with the NSA as compared to the interview that Edward Snowden did with James Bamford of Wired. Make sure you do too, and then come back here for a quick reality adjustment. So, just to set things straight: I […]

  • Breaking news: Spy agencies are spying!

    Please say it ain’t so! Spy agencies are spying? I’m actually going to go out on a limb here and present my (again – MY) opinion, which might pass as complicated by people with very deterministic views (or are being spoon-fed said views through the media of their choice). First – I think that the […]

  • Security Awareness and Security Context – Aitel and Krypt3ia are both wrong?

    It was pretty obvious that after an Information Security persona such as Dave Aitel has posted his “Why you shouldn’t train employees for security awareness” article, there would be a lot of flak from the industry. A lot has been said about training employees to be somewhat more savvy users when dealing with corporate equipment […]

  • So you thought you were protected: How hackers can break into your business

    This is a translation of the original article published in Calcalist on May 20th 2012.   A group of professional hackers, employed by the most sensitive organizations to detect security breaches, are showing how to gain access to critical information, or take down the power for a whole city – and what is needed in […]

  • How great perimeter defenses are hurting you

    I have looked for a good example for a real-world security practice that is misconceived and that also applies to information security. Recently I have had a chance to read an opinion article that talks about physical security measures that are put in to protect small populations (read army bases, gated communities, etc…) and how […]