A personal announcement

by Russell on April 30, 2010

I will be entering the PhD program in Computational Social Science (with certificates in InfoSec and Economic Systems Design) at George Mason University, Fairfax VA, starting in the Fall of 2010.

How to Get Started In Information Security, the New School Way

by adam on April 24, 2010

There have been a spate of articles lately with titles like “The First Steps to a Career in Information Security” and “How young upstarts can get their big security break in 6 steps.” Now, neither Bill Brenner nor Marisa Fagan (…)

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Lies, Damned Lies and Inappropriate Baselines

by adam on April 23, 2010

Thomas Ricks wrote a blog on Foreign Policy titled “Another reason to support Obamacare.” In it, he cited a Stars & Stripes report that one of out five veterans under the age of 24 is out of work. However, Stars (…)

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Failure to Notify Leads to Liability in Germany

by adam on April 21, 2010

…a Bad Homburg business man won millions in damages in a suit against the [Liechtenstein] bank for failing to reveal that his information was stolen along with hundreds of other account holders and sold to German authorities for a criminal (…)

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Source, Data or Methodology: Pick at least one

by adam on April 15, 2010

In the “things you don’t want said of your work” department, Ars Technica finds these gems in a GAO report: This estimate was contained in a 2002 FBI press release, but FBI officials told us that it has no record (…)

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Friday Visualization: Wal-mart edition

by Chandler on April 9, 2010

I’ve seen some cool Walmart visualizations before, and this one at FlowingData is no exception. The one thing I wondered about as I watched was if it captured store closings–despite the seemingly inevitable march in the visualization, there have been (…)

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On Uncertain Security

by alex on April 3, 2010

One of the reasons I like climate studies is because the world of the climate scientist is not dissimilar to ours. ┬áTheir data is frought with uncertainty, it has gaps, and it might be kind of important (regardless of your (…)

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Finally, A Quantitative Measurement of Leadership

by alex on April 1, 2010

For you football fans, from Advanced NFL Stats we get the equation for ┬áSurplus Coach Value! That couldn’t be more brilliant if it tried.