Sunday, March 29, 2009

Waking Sleeping Dogs: Information Security Ethics

My paper on ethics has been posted: Waking Sleeping Dogs: Information Security Ethics. I wrote it for Management 421, as part of my MSISE program at the SANS Technical Institute.

It's a true story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SANS Management 512 in Taunton, MA

My good friend Thom Daley is leading Management 512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials as a Mentor-lead session.

My SANS teaching career began as a SANS Mentor, and it was a fantastic experience. Spending 10 weeks in a peer-lead format works very well. The age old advice of 'network, network, network' is true, and the mentor format makes that easy.

Thom is a deeply talented professional with loads of hands-on experience.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


The Internet Storm Center posted a Conficker update, mentioning that the folks at SRI International updated their excellent analysis of the Conficker.C worm.

This worm is highly advanced, and it's peer-to-peer update capability allows it to operate in networks where botnets do not typically thrive. Conficker-infected hosts will attempt to download new functionality April 1st.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Blogging from SANS 2009 Orlando

I'm hitting day 5 of MGT 414 at Sans 2009 Orlando.

Jason Andress, A student of mine, wrote a great paper on IPv6, a topic we discussed during telecom.