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Herding Cats: No Bubble People (February 2012) standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, No Bubble People. We must assume malware will end up in our network. Unless we treat our users like the Boy in the Bubble, they will click things and infect themselves—many times without even realizing it. This month’s column discusses the war we face understanding that we cannot fight or even win every battle. If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally as well as the authors that you enjoy reading every month. If you are not a member, sign up today!

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Herding Cats: Persona You (January 2012) standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, Persona You. You can also download the November and December issues. I didn’t post them here as I have been tied up with a few other things! What does your online persona look like? This month’s column talks about the state of privacy in which we exist. Just last month we had a flurry of activity around CarrierIQ and the specific implementations  for various carriers. Now you can see a little more into some of the other issues that can come along with your online persona. If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally ...

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Herding Cats: Build Security In (October 2011) standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, Build Security In. I’ve been on a kick lately talking to people about built-in security. Humans make too many mistakes to rely on a bolt-on mentality for security, and building it in is one great way to add in a fail-safe wall for protection. If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally as well as the authors that you enjoy reading every month. If you are not a member, sign up today!

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Herding Cats: Trust in the System (September 2011) standard

It’s September, and you know what that means! It’s time for another edition of Herding Cats! Last month’s, entitled “Walk that Walk,” is available here, and this month’s edition is titled Trust in the System. For regular readers, you might wonder why I am not talking about ISSA Connect and reading it over there. This month there was so much good stuff in the ISSA Journal, that my column didn’t make the cut. But I spent time writing it, and I’m not breaking my streak! DO take the time to go check out the articles on ISSA Connect this month, though, as there are quite a few great ones to comment about. Also, if you are not a member, join ...

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Herding Cats July, Breaches Can’t Happen to Us standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, Breaches Can’t Happen to Us. This one was fun for me as it follows a common theme you can expect from Ol’ Brando, the business end of security. Most security professionals have not had any sort of business training, or with some I have met, really give a flying futon about business. Before you go ask for more money in your budget, you should read this article. If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally as well as the authors that you enjoy reading every month. If you are not a member, sign up ...

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Herding Cats April, May, and June! standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, This Ain’t Yo’ Daddy’s Malware! I’ve also posted in Herding Cats section of the site, the April and May editions of the column. My sincere apologies for not putting those up here earlier, but those of you who are members of ISSA got to see them as they were published. Are you not a member? Well why not?! If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally as well as the authors that you enjoy reading every month. If you are not a member, sign up today!

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Herding Cats February and March standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, The New Network Security Paradigm! You can also see the column from last month, Alice, Bob, and Chuck, paying homage to the RSA Conference’s 20th anniversary! I also published a more corporate friendly version of The Seven Deadly Sins of a QSA (the too hot for TV version is here). This month’s column discusses the changing IT paradigm corporations must support as consumer-marketed technology becomes a bigger player in the corporate world. If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally as well as the authors that you enjoy reading every month. If you are ...

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Herding Cats January, Laws, It’s CHAOS! standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, Laws, It’s CHAOS! The theme for this month is all about legislation. Just like the money supply here in the US, it’s going up in volume at an alarming rate. How do you navigate your way through this soup? I’ve got some tips for you! If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally as well as the authors that you enjoy reading every month. If you are not a member, sign up today!

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Herding Cats December, Brave Old World standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, Brave Old World. This one is all about bucking the trend, going against the grain, swimming up stream, and any other number of clichés that you might want to use. Much of what we are doing today is done without thinking strategically first—especially with respect to compliance initiatives like PCI DSS. If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally as well as the authors that you enjoy reading every month. If you are not a member, sign up today!

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Herding Cats November, Is there an App for This? standard

Have you checked out ISSA Connect yet? The next issue is up there with my column, Is there an App for This?. What happens when you push your customer experience into a smartphone? It’s a question that is asked in two different camps—starting with the business and marketing sides and ending with the security teams. Many phones are extremely forensic friendly, and a physical theft could easily lead to full identity theft. If you are a member, log into ISSA Connect and join the discussion! Interact with great professionals globally as well as the authors that you enjoy reading every month. If you are not a member, sign up today!

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