Thursday Aug 21

Calling Bull$#** on Women in Infosec

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:11

Calling Bull$#** on Women in Infosec

Okay folks, I’m tired of hearing about “women in infosec” in its current topical form. I’ve stayed miles away from this topic for years, but now I’m going to speak up. And, to start the conversation, I call BULLSHIT. Not on the notion that we need more women in infosec, but on the methods, the justification and the explanation of why (or, lack thereof).  Hang tight for that one – the why – that’s coming in my next post.

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JJ’s Sessions at RSA 2014- NAC, Mindfulness, Snowden and more

Friday, 21 February 2014 11:20

JJ’s Sessions at RSA 2014- NAC, Mindfulness, Snowden and more

Hey everyone, I know I’m a little behind getting my RSA Conference updates out, but, well, s#!7 happens! I hope you’ll accept my better-late-than-never post letting you know where I’ll be during this year’s RSA festivities. This year, be sure to check out the Neuro-hacking 101 session I’m presenting with Mike Rothman. I think it’s safe to say it’s one of the first (if not the only) of it’s kind for an infosec conference. Also, be sure to catch this year’s NAC P2P session. It always fill up quickly and this year we have a new twist.

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Calling All Infosec Curmudgeons at RSA

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:33

Calling All Infosec Curmudgeons at RSA

Well, that time is finally here, and in just a few days, Mike Rothman and I will be taking the stage at RSA 2014, in a room that seats 520 attendees, to discuss a topic never before breached at a security conference thus far. That’s 520 hearts and minds we have the opportunity to influence, but our goals aren’t so lofty. If we can open up just a handful of minds, that would be an amazingly gratifying experience. In fact, if the information we offer reaches just ONE of our infosec colleagues and offers a him or her a better life, well then, we’ll mark it as a success!

Realizing the descriptions provided in the booklets, and even online, are minimalist, (I guess that’s what’s expected at an event with 25+ tracks, hundreds of speakers and thousands of sessions) we thought you might like to know a little more about our strange little session on neurohacking and mindfulness. Specifically, we’ve received several questions about the appropriate colors of crystals to bring, and whether there will be Tarot cards available at the door. As it turns out, you guys are really funny, but there are no crystals or Tarot cards. Good one, though; that was very clever.

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JJ’s Complete Unofficial (ISC)2 Voter Guidebook

Saturday, 16 November 2013 01:01

JJ’s Complete Unofficial (ISC)2 Voter Guidebook

My friends, I’ve posted a lot of content about the ISC2 elections. Here’s a central reference point to reach all that content in an organized fashion. Remember, voting is open from November 16th through November 30th (specifically 5pm Eastern US).

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Your ISC2 Election Write-In Guide

Saturday, 16 November 2013 12:31

Your ISC2 Election Write-In Guide

As part of my Complete Unofficial Guide to ISC2 Elections, I’m offering you detailed instructions and a single reference point for all your write-in needs.

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Wireless

JJ’s RSA Session: Jumping Wireless Hurdles in the Enterprise
JJ’s RSA Session: Jumping Wireless Hurdles in the Enterprise
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Hi everyone, Long time, no blog. I know. But, I wanted to let you know I’ll be at RSA this week. Just in case you didn’t dig through the hundreds of sessions at RSA and realize I’d be hosting a Peer2Peer, here’s the info for you!
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The Aruba – AirWave ‘Merger’
The Aruba – AirWave ‘Merger’
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After last week’s announcement of the Aruba-AirWave merger, many are asking what’s in store for the newly-acquired AirWave. I mean… merged. (This word tends to bring to mind a really big tail and a really small dog).
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Wireless for Beginners Part 2: Avoiding Collisions
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This article by Jennifer Minella originally appeared in Network Computing. Part one of this introduction outlined the basics of radio frequencies and waves. Part two explores the challenges of the half duplex properties of wireless networking, and mechanisms for avoiding collisions that would disrupt traffic. Wireless technologies, unlike wired IEEE 802.3 technologies, are half duplex. That means a wireless device (AP or endpoint) can listen or talk, but not both at the same time. In addition, in any given radio frequency (RF) region that contains multiple wireless devices, only one device can talk at a time. This creates difficulties in using RF as a shared medium.
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What’s missing from mobile security? RSA Juniper Session Recap
What’s missing from mobile security? RSA Juniper Session Recap
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RSA Report. RSA 2011 Sponsor Showcase Track Session: Defend Your Mobile Life
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Other Stuff

Don’t-Miss NAC Events This Week
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FYI, thanks for bearing with me these couple of weeks. I spent a week in a lab with no Internet access at all, which made blogging life (and actually ALL life) very difficult. Upon returning, I’ve been in the process of following up on the DNS vulnerability which has now been accidentally released. And, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m smack in the middle of moving this blog to a new, fuller-featured platform.  More
Information Week’s Virtual NAC Tradeshow
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I know I’ve had another week of being a bad blogger- but you’ll find out why soon. There are several current and upcoming projects I’m going to let you in on. For now, I want to tell you about the Virtual NAC Tradeshow! Today (April 22nd), Information Week opened the virtual doors to it’s virtual tradeshow- an online show hall, full of NAC information, whitepapers and on-demand presentations from a variety of specialists and industry experts. You can explore technical and business-oriented information and even view Mike’s product reviews of some of today’s popular NAC products. GO forth and Visit the NAC Immersion Virtual Tradeshow. More