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The OPSEC of Protesting

For the past three months thousands of people have been protesting in the United States due to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others. Many of the protesters are posting, recording, and streaming live while demonstrating. This begs the question… How do I protect myself online while protesting?  Most of the …

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Gosh Darn Policy Requirements

The Internet was built to be a platform to share information remotely.  Since it was created, sharing everything about ourselves and others has become second-nature for many individuals traversing the Internet.  We’ve been given several platforms, sites, forums, social media, any way we want to speak our mind; We have the ability to share our …

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Are we a Target?

2014 has started out with a bang in terms of publicly disclosed compromised systems.  We entered the year with a slew of privacy events starting with Target’s massive breach, followed by other retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Michael’s and a current investigation with lodging and food services giant White Lodging.  The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has …

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Granular Privacy Controls

Have you seen It’s a location-sharing site designed to let users share their GPS data with others for a set period of time. The idea is that I can enable the service on my phone for 30 minutes and then send you a link to view my exact location. That way if you’re waiting …

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Secure Ideas has tested hundreds, if not thousands, of applications over the years we have been in business.  Based on this experience, along with our public classes and presentations around application security, Dave Kennedy of TrustedSec asked me to review the details of security flaws within  As part of this review, Dave provided a … Basic Security Failures and IT Bloopers Read More »

Professionally Evil Speaking: Addressing the Real Issues Around Compliance in the Cloud Panel

Secure Ideas is excited to announce that I will be speaking as part of a panel later this month.  On January 30th in Denver, Colorado, the Addressing the Real Issues Around Compliance in the Cloud panel will be held at Mile High Station.  This panel will run from 4pm to 6pm. Faced with HIPAA, PCI, FISMA …

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