The KUL is the first European university to set up a partnership with the SANS Institute. The goal is to train the students to be more focussed on security during the development of new applications. Programmers are very good in writing applications but, unfortunately, are not aware of security issues.
From a end-user point of view, security is boring. It’s part of the human behaviour: if it’s too much annoying, people will not follow the rules! Even more in the IT security domain. I read the following story on the CISSP forum today. The question was: “We are doing a
In a previous post, I talked about US authorities who have rights to read your hard drives. Today, Microsoft announced a new toy USB stick called COFEE: Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor. “The device contains 150 commands that can dramatically cut the time it takes to gather digital evidence, which
In a previous post, I talked about OpenID: This is a single sign on system for a multitude of websites. To perform my first tests, I installed the OpenID plugin on my WordPress and used an ID created on myopenid.com. It worked pretty well but why not use a strong
Caffeine is often associated to evil. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not. This time, it’s positive: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7326839.stm It’s time for a coffee break! 😉
Addicted to security, my preference goes to monitoring of infrastructures, reporting and incidents handling. Today, networks are a business critical element in companies whatever, their business and size. I like this citation: “There are three kinds of death in this world. There’s heart death, there’s brain death, and there’s being
I’m not addicted to social networks. I only use LinkedIn. It helps you to keep your business network up-to-date more easily. Maintaining your social networks in too much time consuming (no idea about yours, but my days should have 48 hours at least!) and I don’t like to spread personal
After some availability issues today, the LinkedIn website has been revamped! A new interface with new features! Customizable modules on the homepage A “working on” feature (some king of /me IRC command, funny!) … (much more I suppose)
Quite a long time ago (who said that I’m old?), when I decided to buy my first computer, there was three big players on the market: The “IBM PC”, The Amiga from Commodore, The Atari ST It was a constant war between the Amiga and Atari ST addicts. My choice
In November 2007, I passed my CISSP exam. End of December, the good news arrived: I passed! After the second step (more administrative but not more important), I received a few days ago the welcome mail telling my that I’m now officially CISSP. Let’s start CPE hunting now!