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value-protection-and-information-security

There is a very interesting article (and old one - sorry, I'm running behind) on CSO Online called Value Made Visible about how American Water's Bruce Larson has developed a security metric call Value Protection:

The basic Value Protection metric is a ratio that looks like this: Value Protection = Normal Operations Cost ($) – Event Impact ($) / Normal Operations Cost ($). In formula:

firewalls-and-immigration

I've been a bit surprised by the lack of discussion amongst security bloggers about the immigration bills being batted about in Congress. I don't want to start any flame wars about the definition of 'amnesty' or anything, I just think that the community could help keep the country from spending an insane amount of (borrowed) money on a "security" fence along the Mexican border.

finding-ebay-phishers-through-reverse-social

Here's one of those "of course, now that I see it, it makes perfect sense" ideas: Finding Ebay fraudsters through social networks. Track who has given positive feedback to scammers. Whoever else they have given positive feedback is probably a scammer too.

deperimeterization

Over on Not Bad for a Cubicle, Thurston has a post discussing deperimeterization and the recent Jericho Forum meeting he attended.
I think my favorite quote of the day came from Nick Bleech, CSO of Rolls-Royce, who said, “Deperimeterization is happening. It’s not a strategy, it’s an ‘-ization.’ It’s like globalization–it’s happening.”

voting-hackable-or-error-prone-you-decide


Hat Tip: MSNBC First Read: The SciFi channel has a page up that displays voting mechanism by state. It's quite jazzy, but I have one problem with the methodology. Mainly that they seem to think that if it's electronic, it's hackable but not error prone. While they do have a page discussing the pros and cons of the voting machines, they don't rank them that way on the map.

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