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But That's Why I Have A Firewall, Right?

Protection versus Defense Recently, and across subject matter areas, there has been discussion on how to protect and defend against the scourge of cyberattacks. Understanding the application of these words in context is a starting point for establishing the right cybersecurity antidote. "It's not one or the other, it's both." - The InfoBro Fir...

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Can we stop saying Zero-day?

Zero-day Is When Discovery "Happens" Not What It Is. I've long been of the mindset that doesn't agree with the term "zero-day" exploit or vulnerability. Where the only party to whom it applies seems to be the victim or defender. It's a term of art I think is flawed.  Let's go a little deeper so you can understand where I'm coming from on ...

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Deception Is The Way Of War

"when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near." Sun Tzu, The Art of War (5th century BC).  Honey, you can come get all my stuff There has been, for decades, a great deal of focus ...

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The Cyber Neighborhood Watch

 Transparency is not the same as disclosure. At this point, there's no indication that any classified networks were penetrated, although that could change easily. It will take years to learn which networks the SVR has penetrated, and where it still has access. Much of that will probably be classified, which means that we, the public, will neve...

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