Quick Quotes For Your Morning

by alex on April 23, 2011

From Krugman (commentary is his): “Without metrics, you’re just another guy with an opinion. — Stephan Leschka, Hewlett Packard When I hear words from almost anyone about how their approach is better than some other approach, I think of this (…)

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Why Do Outsiders Detect Breaches?

by adam on April 20, 2011

So I haven’t had a chance to really digest the new DBIR yet, but one bit jumped out at me: “86% were discovered by a third party.” I’d like to offer up an explanatory story of why might that be, (…)

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Data driven pen tests

by adam on April 14, 2011

So I’m listening to the “Larry, Larry, Larry” episode of the Risk Hose podcast, and Alex is talking about data-driven pen tests. I want to posit that pen tests are already empirical. Pen testers know what techniques work for them, (…)

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VERIS Community Data

by alex on April 12, 2011

Seriously. Interesting.  Go check this out: http://securityblog.verizonbusiness.com/2011/04/12/veris-community-project-update/ Take a look, impact information!

Why Do You Write The Way You Do?

by alex on April 12, 2011

Hey Kids, Reader Mark Wallace wrote in a comment to the blog yesterday, and I wanted to answer the comment in an actual blog post. So here goes: — Mark, Thanks for reading! There’s a point where publicly writing forces (…)

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What is Risk (again)?

by alex on April 11, 2011

The thread “What is Risk?” came up on a linkedin Group. Thought you might enjoy my answer: ———————- Risk != uncertainty (unless you’re a Knightian frequentist, and then you don’t believe in measurement anyway), though if you were to account (…)

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Ahem: The New School is more than Data

by adam on April 9, 2011

In “Why The New School Is Important,” Alex writes: Being New School won’t solve your problems. What a New School mindset will do for you is help you begin to understand what your problems actually are. So without arguing with (…)

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Why The New School Is Important

by alex on April 8, 2011

I participated in another security metrics and risk discussion yesterday (yeah, me talk about metrics & risk –  you don’t say).  As part of this discussion someone echoed a sentiment I’ve been hearing more and more of recently.  A casual (…)

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NewSchool Zombies, Moneyball, & Metrics

by alex on April 6, 2011

Hey!   Tomorrow at 1pm ET reg now: @joshcorman & I redux our (in)famous ‘Metrics are Bunk!?’ debate from RSAC 2011: http://bit.ly/i6z1BL              

Hey! SourceBoston is going to be CRAZY!

by alex on April 4, 2011

Not crazy like Sammy-Hagar-has-clearly-abused-his-brain-and-its-giving-him-bad-information-to-come-out-of-his-mouth crazy, but crazy like, there-are-so-many-good-talks-you-can’t-possibly-not-get-value-out-of-the-conference crazy. For example, I’ll be talking twice. Once with Dan Geer and Greg Shannon about Prediction Markets in InfoSec.  Then I’ll be giving one of THE FIRST EVER (!) debriefings of (…)

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