Network Security School of Fort Knox: Part 5 Charles Herring Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:16

InfoSec attackers are not created equal. They range from punk kids to nation states. It's important to know who is coming after your protected assets.

Offense as Defense

When rules restrain retaliation against inappropriate behavior lesser men are able to gain an advantage over greater men. I retell a story of how I tormented an honorable Marine that was ham-stringed by regulation and how the lessons I learned that night in a New Orleans bar can teach us something on when we should strike back against cybercriminals and state sponsored attacks.The Pentagon is currently seeking permission to strike against attackers and I explain why I support the proposal.

Password Day

Password Day comes but twice a year and this year I've added a couple of new traditions to the celebration. I've crumbled and started using password management and am giving SMS authentication a whirl.

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