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Remembering the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Instead of providing a prayer for the those lives lost during and after 9/11, I wanted to take this time to instead do a retro-introspective look at something that most people don’t really think about: ourselves. One of the discussions recently brought up during a newscast on Saturday (9/10) was asking people: “What did you […]

The Great Control System Failure?

  I have taken a bit of vacation away from comment and analysis of various aspects of critical infrastructure.  This is a good thing as you can become stale, stilted, and loses objectivity on a topic.  It is the objectivity issue that was just brought home in a blinding flash, quite literally. As you probably […]

Thoughts about a government-controlled ‘infrastructure Internet’…

If I may make a comment about this very topic… Let me see if any of these items are true (I may not have ALL items listed, so don’t crucify me): (1) Communications (both data and voice) has gone to the Internet; private communications connections now exist thru VPN connections. (2) Private communications used to […]

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Who’s Your Enemy?

Who’s Your Enemy? That is the question. Until you answer that definitively, all other answers are moot. Seems like a very hard question to answer; if you take it lightly, you will be in trouble; if you take it hard, you will be in trouble. The best you can hope for is to do the […]

Attribution – “The Science of Finger Pointing”

We all talk about security. We all talk about who did it. We point our fingers, wag our fingers, and generally push the problem on someone else. There are many questions that need to be asked about security, but the most important question of all is: Who is responsible for Security? To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin: […]

Security Can’t be Bolted On

I’ve said it in many forums and gotten many smiling nods of agreement: You can’t bolt security to a project after the fact. Like safety or product quality, it is a mindset and a way of doing things that you have to train for and inculcate in to every aspect of the endeavor. Just as […]

Bolt On Security – View II

My last post discussed the Finances of Systems superficially to be sure, but the message was there. This post will look at security from a political point of view. Out elected, appointed, and selected officials take an oath of office. Even the people in the military take an oath of office. It seems that the […]

Bolt On Security – Points of View

To all, I have posted two, seemingly at odds with everyone, blogs in the last few days. These were not intended to upset or cause alarm, merely to present my perception of the views of the politican and financial types that are also involved. perceptions are harad to deal with at all times, even more […]

Bolt On Security – Another View

“To Bolt, or Not To Bolt? That is the Question! … ” There are many aspects to security and those aspects can be likened to the facets in a fine diamond. It is all in how you look at it. The three main aspects are Physical, Personnel, and Cyber all three are overlaid with Confidentiality, […]