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Five years ago today we posted our first blog entry! A lot has changed...

Security Ledger Turns 5!

I’m not much of one for milestones and the record will show that I’ve rarely taken the occasion to note significant Security Ledger dates. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve never noted them. But October 2nd marks what I consider an important one: the fifth anniversary of our first blog post. On October 2, 2012, this blog went live with a post on the VOHO watering hole attacks. That makes today – October 2, 2017, Security Ledger’s 5th birthday! So much has happened in the intervening years – and much remains the same. Sadly, we haven’t beat watering hole attacks, though maybe we talk about them less than we used to. The last five years have seen this blog focus more and more on the security of our physical world and the many, intelligent devices that inhabit it.  That has proven to be a very rich seam […]

Equifax said the breach of its network and theft of data on 140 million individuals has cost the company $87 million so far.

Inside the Equifax Hack, Facebook’s Problem with Authoritarianism & ASPertise harnesses Asperger’s Syndrome

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIn-brief: In this week’s podcast, Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts talks with noted security researcher Robert “RSnake” Hansen about the data breach at Equifax and why the company’s response to it was so lacking. Also: Chris Sumner of the Online Privacy Foundation talks about why Facebook is a killer app for information operations and we talk to the president of ASPertise: a consulting firm by and of professionals with Aspergers and Autism spectrum disorders.

Sea Level Rise, Runaway AI and Grid Hacks: Why We Ignore Warnings about Preventable Catastrophes

Sea Level Rise, Runaway AI and Grid Hacks: Why We Ignore Warnings about Preventable Catastrophes

In-brief: is it ever the case that things happen that “nobody saw coming”? Our guest on this week’s podcast would say “no.” He is Richard Clarke, a former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States and a veteran of four administrations, from President Ronald Reagan through to President George W. Bush. We talk about modern-day Cassandras: people who are warning about looming catastrophes, mostly in vain.