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

Friday, October 2, 2009

This is really cool and really scary

Researchers at Duke University have found out how to use the basic features of cell phones to determine specific traits of the "space" you're in. Big Brother tracking at its finest. Once mainstream, it'll be at this point when I stop using a cell phone.

The deal with my Security On Wheels audio programs

If you've been following me for any length of time you've probably noticed that development of my Security On Wheels audio programs has slowed way down. Let me explain why.

In a nutshell, I'm practicing what I preach: "focus on your highest payoff tasks". With this economic mess we're in I've had to really buckle down and focus on billable work this year to keep my momentum up and ride out this storm. Existing sales are good but I'm striking a balance between time/costs associated with developing and producing new content with the reality that so many people aren't buying much right now. Being self-employed I don't have a choice. That said I will return! I'm putting together my next audio program now.

Mega thanks to those of you who've provided such positive feedback on my existing audio programs. It confirms that I indeed have a good thing going here.

If you're not currently on my Security On Wheels mailing list and wish to be notified of new audio programs and special offers you can sign up on the home page at

If you're interested in trying out either of my existing audio programs, I'm offering a 50% discount on any purchase to get you on board...and get you hooked. Just enter OCT09 as the discount code when checking out. It's good through the end of October.

Thanks for your patience and stay tuned for great new things with Security On Wheels in the near future.

All the best,

Great quote to help motivate you

I just came across a great quote by "The Donald" (Trump) that contains a great little nugget to inspire us to do the best we can in our careers:

"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big."

Practice this over and over and you'll eventually become what you think about. Sure, small and large annoyances will get in your way (like my rants here and on my Twitter page) but just get them out of your system and move on to bigger and better things. Let the joke be on someone else.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My latest security content

Here's my latest information security content...many more to come soon! Hope these prove to be of value to you.

Finding cross-site scripting (XSS) application flaws checklist

The Windows Report - Analyzing the IT Job Market (podcast)

Be sure to check out for all of my information security articles, podcasts, webcasts, screencasts, my Twitter updates, and more.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

XSS in my article on XSS!?

I "tweeted" about this but I had to post it here as well. I just realized that my new article for on XSS actually executes JavaScript when loading because of some sample code I inserted into it!! It's not actual XSS but looks like it! Ahh the irony.

Finding cross-site scripting (XSS) application flaws checklist

BTW, I'm working on getting it resolved...

Know of anyone who is "ignorant of the facts"?

British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli once said "To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge."

What a great quote related to information the context of both users and management. There are people out there who understand the basics of information security risks. It's all the other people you need to focus on. Here's how you can build credibility and get others on your side with information security.