So, i’m not a regular reader of Elle Magazine, or really ever a reader of Elle magazine, but there is a great article about Google’s “Security Princess”, Parisa Tabriz, and her background and career at Google. You can find the article at – http://www.elle.com/life-love/society-career/google-parisa-tabriz-profile and I highly recommend it!

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Probably. Unless you’ve been away for a while or manage the eBay web-site, you are probably aware that 145 million passwords have been breached. I added the snarky part about managing the eBay site because the fact that this happened is almost obscured from its users. There was a recommendation to change your password, as […]

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Wow – just learned about this – fascinating.  It’s almost obvious after you consider how it was written – but only obvious after you have read about it!   From the ZMap Web-Site:  https://zmap.io/ ZMap is an open-source network scanner that enables researchers to easily perform Internet-wide network studies. With a single machine and a […]

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Bradley Manning, the US Soldier who previously leaked hundreds of thousands of Secret and Top Secret US Government documents, was sentenced by a military court today (21 August 2013) to 35 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.  Although he can be out in about 7 years if he behaves (taking into account time served), […]

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                Or it may not be.   But It Doesn’t Matter.     Your hard drive could crash and permanently destroy all of your family pictures. You could accidently use your hair dryer while standing in a puddle in your bathroom. Somebody could walk into your house and steal your belongings. But […]

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Last week, the US Department of Health and Human Services released the Final Rule to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the HITECC and GINA Act.  This 550+ page document provides details and explanations in four different areas.   Some of the highlights include: First, the Breach Notification clause was modified from […]

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