Open Source intelligence, as in open source labor and sources

Another good article on Gray Goose in the Washington Post.


Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? (book review)

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…


Love this video

I still show this video in my class every semester at Georgetown.  Nice to see it digitized: Solar Sunrise:  Dawn of a New Threat


Gray Goose...not the vodka

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,…


Think Tanks 2.0?

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…


Chertoff interview on cyber issues at Wired

Beware the filching.  I won't summarize it here, just go read it.  [Link--->]


Adding Cory Doctorow's Little Brother to the required reading list at Georgetown

A few weeks ago I read Cory Doctorow's latest novel entitled Little Brother and was impressed enough with the book to add it to the required reading list for both my classes at Georgetown (Information Warfare and Security and Introduction to…


TEW article concerns

I don't know the details of this story, but I do know the players involved on the TEW side and it is guys like John Sullivan and Larry Richards that advanced concepts of information sharing at the state and local level and efforts like theirs are…


Funniest thing I've read all week...

"China denied accusations by two U.S. lawmakers that it hacked into congressional computers, saying Thursday that as a developing country it wasn't capable of sophisticated cybercrime." [Link--->]


Wargames and the start of the hacker era

Neat little essay snagged via Slashdot.  Wargames and Sneakers still stand as two of my favorite films about computer security. I thought that WarGames also merited mentioning (in addition to it being a terrific film) because of the reaction that it…