Where to Find Things Out: People

A Diverse Miscellany of Resources on People in Albuquerque and Beyond Obviously you should start with the search engines: Google, Yahoo, Bing at the very least. Continue with the social networks: LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter at the very least, plus Xing.com, Ecademy.com and Ryze.com. The Albuquerque Journal’s Online Archives: Stories, email and pictures since 1995. …

The Great Linux Migration: Linuxcareer.com gives the details

I know lots of consultants and support people, because hundreds of them have come through my classrooms. One new independent is leaving his Windows roots and supporting Linux. Another long-time indie actively steers clients from (dear God) Small Business Server to free Linux platforms. Personally, I support any move that frees companies, expands their capabilities …

Videos on ISECOM and the OSSTMM

I’ve been meaning to pass along these videos from Pete Herzog and ISECOM on the OSSTMM: A few videos on the OSSTMM and ISECOM: #days: Pete Herzog: No More of the Same Bad Security http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcILY0mLEUo Pete Herzog on ISECOM and the OSSTMM with infraguard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQe7d_2WG30&feature=related A classic from 2002! H2K2: Open-Source Security Testing Methodology Manual …

Those SCADA attacks just keep coming, says the FBI

The SCADA threat is getting awfully muddied. So the attack on Springfield, Ill. wasn’t at attack after all (though it still cost a fortune). But now the FBI admits three cities experienced penetration of their SCADA systems, which does not lend me comfort. Read more at NakedSecurity:http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/12/13/fbi-acknowledges-more-scada-attacks-increases-cyber-budget/ Which leads to another interesting consideration: Should Homeland …

Talk about governmental overreach: SOPA lets the Feds shut down any website – without due process

Now my friends, this is about something truly evil. Something that violates due process, presumes guilt, provides no recourse and dramatically curtails free speech. I’m talking about the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Like so much of Washington’s current Orwell-speak, the title of this act deliberately conceals the powers it proposes to create. In …