If you’ve read my blog for a while you know I’ve been to China a few times, conducting research, doing interviews, giving the occasional speech and hopefully discovering what the Chinese are actually doing about cyberwar and information warfare. Those are my goals, at least. When I’m not in China I research mostly via online… Continue reading China Women Dating
Yesterday’s blog resulted in a flurry of activity, mostly offline. For a Sunday a surprising number of people responded to me directly. One phone call reminded me of another option, one that I am now told is in effect. In addition to efforts that make data and intellectual property disappear when copied illegally, I am… Continue reading How to Stop China from Stealing Intellectual Property, Part II
The past few days have been interesting. Mandiant released a report outlining incredible details about China’s Unit 61398. Most of the cyber experts with whom I’ve spoken are surprisingly quiet. Either they’re tired of all the reporting that ends up with a whole pile of Congressional inaction or they’re just tired. A friend of mine… Continue reading What does the Mandiant report mean?
That’s not even funny to me… *grin* I had one sysadmin a few years ago who literally demanded we all use 64 character passwords and every other character had to switch type. It was something like ^y?M3aI`B[a/ and so on… It took me a full two minutes to type in the password, and I had… Continue reading Password Hell
Today I met with two seniors in the cyber community, both have access to the very top of their respective food chains. We talked for about 90 minutes, as a group. Altogether I spent 2 1/2 hours with the one gentleman. What I discovered during our talk sent chills throughout my body. Not only is… Continue reading Our Massively Dysfunctional Cyber ‘System’
Apophasis: Today’s Word of the Day from Dictionary.com a·poph·a·sis [uh-pof-uh-sis] noun Rhetoric . Denial of one’s intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated, as “I shall not mention Caesar’s avarice, nor his cunning, nor his morality.” Honestly, this is today’s Word of the Day, sent to me… Continue reading Mudslinging 101: Apophasis
Three years ago I attended a conference in Moscow,Russia, it was an eye opener. I spoke openly about cyberwar (a term I used begrudgingly and admitted as much), the offensive side . That, of and by itself, was shocking. During the conference I realized how the US was viewed by much of the rest of the… Continue reading Our Cyber Dysconnect