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Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? (book review)

On September 26, 2008, in Security, by Administrator
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Will terrorists go nuclear?  That is the essential questioned posed by counterterrorism expert Brian Jenkins in a book of the same title. Jenkins has written a sobering and critical analysis of this question that spans over his decades of research on the topic.  In fact, the book shares the title of a research paper Jenkins […]

Love this video

On September 23, 2008, in Security, by Administrator
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I still show this video in my class every semester at Georgetown.  Nice to see it digitized: Solar Sunrise:  Dawn of a New Threat

Mark Cuban nails it

On September 15, 2008, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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This is exactly my frustration with the current market crisis we are currently going through.  Those that facilitated the crisis with irresponsible risky behavior are free of any sort of financial risk.  It is all reward, no risk at the leadership level and this introduces what I believe are unacceptable consequences.  Take a look at […]

Apple for the win

On September 12, 2008, in Technology, by Administrator
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2.1 update is a major improvement for me.  My 10 hour backup was reduced to 2 minutes. I envy my friend Eric who will only ever know an iPhone with 2.1.

Apple’s free pass?

On September 10, 2008, in Technology, by Administrator
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I’m a big fan of Apple. Anyone that reads this blog is certainly aware of that fact. However, I can’t believe that Apple is getting a free pass in the media over all the iPhone issues users are encountering. For example, on my iPhone: A backup takes 8-12 hours for 12GB of data over USB […]

Gray Goose…not the vodka

On September 9, 2008, in Security, by Administrator
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Lots of interesting online press about this project I am participating in: The online posse to unmask Russia’s hackers is ready to ride. Two weeks back, we linked to an open source effort by IntelFusion’s Jeff Carr to figure out who, exactly, participated in the recent Russian cyberstrikes against Georgia and Estonia. (It’s a problem […]

Think Tanks 2.0?

On September 5, 2008, in Security, by Administrator
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I’ve been thinking a lot about Mike Tanji’s Think Tank 2.0 concept that he has been pitching over at Haft of the Spear. Couple that with the discussion on tools on Mike’s blog, but also on Bob Gourley’s CTO Vision and I was struck with a key realization that while the Think Tank 2.0 concept […]

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