Monthly ArchivesAugust 2015

Pleeeeze Stop Exposing Weaknesses in my Code! standard

In the latest round of “I just don’t get it” moments from Mary Ann Davidson of Oracle, a blog post escaped the PR department that just explains how ridiculous her views on information security are. Thankfully, the Internet never forgets. Before going any further, go read that post. Then when you are done, enjoy this previous gem where she insults anyone who has ever performed an audit function. And here are my comments from 2011. Davidson really wants to be considered a security person. She reminds me of Jerry Jones wanting to be known as a Football Man. She ran for and sits on the ISSA International Board of Directors. She has keynoted several conferences as a security expert. Yet, based on ...

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June-July 2015 Roundup standard

It finally happened last month. In May, North Texas set a record for being the wettest may on record. For those of you who have been watching from afar, check out this great infographic that shows how much 35 trillion gallons of water will cover. In other news, we had a major breach that is having bigger impacts than many realize, we are seeing the first reports and fall-out from PCI DSS 3.1, and key provisions of the Patriot Act expired. Here’s what you folks liked the most last month: The Only Customer Service Script You Will Ever Need. Maybe the economy is heating up? Who knows why this one is still at the top. Regardless, more people inquiring about ...

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