Archive for November, 2012

TransAtlantic Cyber Security Summit – Observations

November 27-28, the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the US Office of Naval Research Global held the TransAtlantic Cyber Security Summit in Dublin, Ireland. The agenda can be found at http://www.siliconrepublic.com/events/event/2927-transatlantic-cy…

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory titled "ICSA-12-335-01 – Post Oak Bluetooth Traffic Systems Insufficient Entropy Vulnerability" (PDF)

This Advisory identifies an insufficient entropy vulnerability and mitigation details in the Post Oak Traffic AWAM Bluetooth Reader Systems.

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory titled "ICSA-12-335-01 – Post Oak Bluetooth Traffic Systems Insufficient Entropy Vulnerability" (PDF)

This Advisory identifies an insufficient entropy vulnerability and mitigation details in the Post Oak Traffic AWAM Bluetooth Reader Systems.

West Coast Bombarded

The National Weather Service forecast for Friday to Sunday opens with: THE ONSLAUGHT OF PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO BOMBARD MUCH OF THE WEST COAST Who needs aliens — or even North Koreans — when you have computer-enhanced atmospheric …

Learning from Sandy

It’s too late for a hot wash and there’s not been sufficient time for a serious after-action, but a few impressions — hypotheses, perhaps — that might productively frame follow-on information gathering and analysis. (Below I foc…

I am in the midst of a major disaster

On Monday a “Major Disaster Declaration” was approved for the Virginia county in which I reside. According to FEMA, “The President’s action makes federal funding available to the commonwealth and eligible local governments and c…

Resilience, generational style

Last week I was able to speak with one of my cousins.  A lifelong resident of Broad Channel, New York, she and her adult children were directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  To be blunt, they stared down the barrel of it.  Her kids, both adult child…

Homeland Security Watch 1969-12-31 18:00:00

A community Thanksgiving meal served by volunteers on Staten Island. (More from Reuters) Tweet This Post

Giving thanks

In 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise.  It is now estimated that in the Civil War 750,000 Americans were killed by other Americans  or the direct effects of the conflict.  Yet the President offered explicit cause to g…

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory titled "ICSA-12-325-01 – Sinapsi Devices Multiple Vulnerabilities" (PDF)

This Advisory identifies multiple vulnerabilities in the Sinapsi eSolar products.