Adam’s Mailing List and Commitment Devices

by adam on January 31, 2014

Yesterday, I announced that I’ve set up a mailing list. You may have noticed an unusual feature to the announcement: a public commitment to it being low volume, with a defined penalty ($1,000 to charity) for each time I break (…)

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Please vote for the social security blogger awards!

by adam on January 28, 2014

Alan Shimmy has the nominations for the 2014 Social Security bloggers award! New School has been nominated for most entertaining, while Emergent Chaos has been nominated for best representing the security industry and the hall of fame.

The Worst User Experience In Computer Security?

by adam on January 16, 2014

I’d like to nominate Xfinity’s “walled garden” for the worst user experience in computer security. For those not familiar, Xfinity has a “feature” called “Constant Guard” in which they monitor your internet for (I believe) DNS and IP connections for (…)

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Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)

by adam on January 8, 2014

The 13th annual Workshop on the Economic of Information Security will be held at Penn State June 23-24, and the call for papers is now open. I’m on the program committee this year, and am looking forward to great submissions.

Transparency: When Security Pros Get Popped

by David Mortman on January 7, 2014

Rich Mogul over at Securosis (N.B. I’m a contributing analyst there) has a great post on how, due to human error, some of his AWS credentials got nabbed by some miscreants and abused. We here at the New School love (…)

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