You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Friday, May 20, 2011

Newt is setting an example for all of us this week

I truly believe that Newt Gingrich is currently setting an excellent example of how we should live our lives. He's principled. He's unwavering. The man is unbreakable. Sure, he has made some bad choices and has stuck his foot in his mouth a few times. Answer me this: Who hasn't!?

Look at what the liberal media and those who are threatened by his ideas are throwing at him this week. How does he respond? He keeps stays focused on the long term - what he stands for and where he's going.

Whether you like Newt's ideas or not, there's a lot to be learned from him and what he's going through this week. When the going gets tough, at work, home or elsewhere - know that if you dig down deep and keep trudging through what life throws at you, you'll not only become a stronger person but you'll know that what you fought for was right...and nothing in the world can take that away.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not all experience is good

As with golf, racing cars or whatever, just because you have "experience" doesn't mean you're on top of your game. I just came across a quote that sums this up nicely - especially for those of us in IT and information security:

"Experience is valuable only if it's imbued with meaning from which one can draw salient conclusions. Otherwise, experience becomes imprisoning." -Barry McCaffrey

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Parents: Need access to your child's Facebook account? Just get Big Brother involved.

Here's a bit on the proposed law by Democrat Ellen Corbett from California on Facebook being forced to give parents access to their kids' Facebook pages (CA SB 242). I don't disagree with the premise of parents getting or needing access...It's just sad that the government has to get involved.

In fact, why do parents need the government to get this information from their kids in the first place!? Well, we know that they don't, that is if they have any semblance of control over their children. However so-called leaders in our government think that what they legislate is the answer to all of our problems and the minion fall in line without question.

We not only have a situation of government out of control but parents out of control as well. Amazing stuff.

Our march towards a society of limited personal responsibility brought on by bad parenting and government intrusion - otherwise known as Socialism - continues. A slippery slope indeed.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Today's dicussion on the Sony PlayStation Security Breach

Join us for this roundtable teleconference on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET with yours truly, Andrew Baker, Anton Chuvakin, John Pirc and Richard Stiennon where we will discuss the recent Sony PlayStation Network security breach. Topics will include:

• Sony is now implementing new security measures; should these have been in place all along?
• What does Sony need to do to restore confidence in their network and security?
• Will enough gamers actually care and stop using their network, resulting in a noticeable economic impact?

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