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Fake Cell Towers Found in Norway 0

Fake Cell Towers Found in Norway

In yet another example of what happens when you build an insecure communications infrastructure, fake cell phone towers have been found in Oslo. No one knows who has been using them to eavesdrop. This is happening in the US , too.

Over 700 Million People Taking Steps to Avoid NSA Surveillance 0

Over 700 Million People Taking Steps to Avoid NSA Surveillance

There’s a new international survey on Internet security and trust, of “23,376 Internet users in 24 countries,” including “Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.” Amongst the findings , 60% of Internet users have heard of Edward Snowden, and 39% of those “have taken steps to protect their online privacy and security as a result of his revelations.” The press is mostly spinning this as evidence that Snowden has not had an effect: ” merely 39% ,” ” only 39% ,” and so on. (Note that these articles are completely misunderstanding the data

Friday Squid Blogging: Recreational Squid Fishing in Washington State 0

Friday Squid Blogging: Recreational Squid Fishing in Washington State

There is year-round recreational squid fishing from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to south Puget Sound. A nighttime sport that requires simple, inexpensive fishing tackle, squid fishing-or jigging-typically takes place on the many piers and docks throughout the Puget Sound region As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.

Not Enough CISOs to Go Around 0

Not Enough CISOs to Go Around

This article is reporting that the demand for Chief Information Security Officers far exceeds supply: Sony and every other company that realizes the need for a strong, senior-level security officer are scrambling to find talent, said Kris Lovejoy, general manager of IBM’s security service and former IBM chief security officer. CISOs are “almost impossible to find these days,” she said. “It’s a bit like musical chairs; there’s a finite number of CISOs and they tend to go from job to job in similar industries.” I’m not surprised, really