Tuesday Sep 30

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


Wireless for Beginners Part 1: RF and Waves
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This article by Jennifer Minella originally appeared in Network Computing. Wireless networking presents a unique set of challenges that have to be overcome to get information from point A to point B. Most of the quirkiness of wireless technologies has to do with the controls put in place to allow it to operate over the physical medium of the air. From collision avoidance to time slicing and even data rates, the functions and characteristics of wireless success (and failure) can most often be traced to the challenges of communicating over the air. This series starts with an overview of wireless’s most often-overlooked but fundamental elements: the properties of RF and waves. 
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Get the Real Scoop on Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) and 802.11ac
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The wireless world has been abuzz with talk of Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) and the complications with adhering to the DFS requirements while deploying a 5GHz-only high-speed 802.11ac network. What is DFS? Why is DFS an issue? How does wireless impact radar, and vice versa? What are the added challenges when deploying 802.11ac WiFi? In my three-part series over at Network Computing, we take a dive in to these questions, and more.
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WEP Sucks, so Why are You Using It?
WEP Sucks, so Why are You Using It?
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We all know it… we all talk about… we all say how ‘bad’ it is. Yes, we know WEP SUCKS – so why are you still using it? Yes- I’m talking to YOU!
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Four Options for Secure Wireless Authentication with 802.1X
Four Options for Secure Wireless Authentication with 802.1X
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The use of 802.1X in wireless is currently the most widely accepted method for secure authentication and key exchange in enterprise environments.
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Other Stuff

HP’s NAC- What I’ve Been Wanting to Tell You (but couldn’t)
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Well everyone- there’s something I’ve been wanting to tell you and now, after a year, I can! Because of non-disclosure and other confidentiality contracts with various partners, vendors and manufacturers, we’ve had sealed lips for almost exactly 12 months. Now that it’s been made public by the media, I can share a little information with you and explain why I think you should be excited. More
Maker Faire Comes to NC April 25th
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That’s right! Maker Faire is coming to the East Coast April 25, 2010 right here in the Triangle of NC. Keep reading to learn about this GREAT event and how you can participate! More