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Security Is Hard, But That Doesn’t Mean You Should Ignore It

December 2, 2012

Hey! I was going to say that! ( just kidding). I’m just posting this because obviously there are lots of other people who ARE thinking about this (thankfully) and the more we write about it and share it, the better the chances are that it will (sooner rather than later hopefully) SEEP into public consciousness. It’s still beyond me on the Petraeus thing though. My theory is that he wanted to get caught. I’ve heard every other explanation but they don’t make sense to me – not from the head of the CIA. He can’t be THAT stupid. I’m told that I just don’t get it though… maybe I don’t. I’ll admit that.

So anyway… much more to come from me as a beginner in the cybersecurity field.

Hopefully I’ll even find some internship and job opportunities that are in NY and not in CA for Pete’s sake! I need something near NYC if you don’t MIND 🙂 Cause I can’t move! (this is my first attempt at using my blog to advertise my need for employment.. but it won’t be the last. I hope my ability to write does generate some interest in the end. It’s part of my goal. Cybersecurity is a career change for me – and I have a lot of work and life experience that should (I hope) make me marketable and even desirable.


Six weeks ago I was out drinking in a Kipling-themed bar in Rangoon, Myanmar — as you do — and happened to find myself next to a table of high-powered international telecommunications consultants, overhearing juicy lines like “Skype and Viber are going to kill us.” Needless to say I told Twitter right away. Then an old friend who’s also a genuine International Man Of Mystery got in touch and asked if we could chat about Myanmar’s proposed ban on VOIP. Securely.

He has his very good reasons to insist on secure communications. But to my embarrassment and dismay, given that I’m a software pro with scads of hacker friends, I was largely unprepared for that request. The sad truth is that real online security has never seemed worth the hassle to me. Oh, I switched my Facebook connections to HTTPS-only as soon as I could; I select/Control-C/Control-V a…

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One Comment
  1. . The workforce criiss (yep…I said criiss) in the ICS security profession is not being addressed to the levels I believe are necessary. I’m also alarmed at how many security professionals (many who speak ICS) are moving on to other industries.

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