Posts By Henry Brown

Security and Public Health

A blog posting by Bruce Schneier Which IMO ought to have widest distribution Title: Security as a Public Health Issue …I think there’s a good case to be made for security as an exercise in public health. It sounds weird at first, but the parallels are fascinating and deep and instructive. Last year, when IRead… Read more »

Government Computer Systems Breach

Although somewhat long reading (all three news stories are ~1100 words NOT counting alot of relevant comments) I believe that this ought to have at the least somewhat wider distribution…. From NextGov: … The FBI memo, Reuters reports, was meant to call for aministrators to clean up the mess left behind by Lauri Love, aRead… Read more »

Personal Goal and Thank You

Have finally reached a personal goal I set for myself when I retired from Active federal service (Dec 2011). I have managed to collect 100,000 “govloop points”, Doubt seriously that it will make much difference to the number of people who follow me, doubt that there will be a great deal of change in myRead… Read more »

ID Theft Prevention

MY OPINION! This blog posting from Michael Peters should be almost mandatory reading by anyone who uses a computing device (be desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, smartwatch etc.) The Truth about ID Theft: No fear mongering, no snake oil, just simple advice. After years of advising corporations, investment firms and being directly involved with helping peopleRead… Read more »

Smart Phone Issues AGAIN

This is beginning to remind me of the good ole days where everywhere one turns there was a new vulnerability being announced regarding PC’s and associated software…one of several mainline media stories…From Forbes: SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers haveRead… Read more »

Android Smart Phone Vulnerabity

For you Smart Phone Users…. BE AWARE! from bluebox’s blogUncovering Android Master Key That Makes 99% of Devices Vulnerable The Bluebox Security research team – Bluebox Labs – recently discovered a vulnerability in Android’s security model that allows a hacker to modify APK code without breaking an application’s cryptographic signature, to turn any legitimate applicationRead… Read more »

IRS Scandal

Ever since this scandal broke, on or about the 14th of May, I have struggled to see what the beef is, other than some effort by some to gain political traction for their agenda. The first problem I have: I don’t believe that any organization which engages in political activity should be granted tax exemptRead… Read more »

Reactionary Rhetoric

Yes from which means that the author most likely has an agenda… IMO a very interesting discussion of the various political arguments going on across the country but primarily inside the beltway… An article/commentary by Cass Sunstein: Don’t Buy the Slippery-Slope Argument on Guns In 1991, the economist Albert Hirschman published a biting, funnyRead… Read more »

ROWE’s Obituary

At least some version of telework is still available for some! Although I suspect that for the same reason(s) that ROWE experiment failed is PROBABLY the reason that Telework will continue to struggle to gain traction. Although Teleworking can still show some economic benefits for those organizations which provide more than lip service to teleworking.Read… Read more »