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Competence-in-Depth: A Working Model

February 14, 2011 Added by:Brad Bemis

Information security is an incredibly diverse field. It is also a relatively new profession if you discount its long history in government and academia. As a developing professional discipline there are a number of challenges – we still have a lot of growing up and getting smart to do...

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Managing the Infosec Investigative Function

February 13, 2011 Added by:Kurt Aubuchon

Conducting effective investigations requires specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not necessarily the case that the Infosec analyst who can manage a tight network perimeter can also conduct a good investigation. Investigations are risky and politically sensitive affairs...

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Dr. InfoSec's Quotes of the Week (014)

February 12, 2011 Added by:Christophe Veltsos

Who said: "If you think buying anything, whether physical or metaphysical, can completely relieve you of fear, uncertainty, and doubt, you are naïve. People don’t work that way, and we shouldn’t. Fear, uncertainty, and doubt, at reasonable levels, keep us alive, and alert..."?

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On Being the "Department of No"

February 03, 2011 Added by:Robb Reck

Being known as the “Department of No” is problematic. Once a reputation is established that information security is where good ideas go to die, people start finding ways around it. Projects get pushed through without security being involved or without being involved early enough to make a difference...

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More than 88 Lines About Less than 44 Weeks in Infosec

January 21, 2011 Added by:Mark Evertz

It's a never ending journey that unearths painful truths, nerve-wracking challenges to your beliefs and confidence, and it keeps it's clutches in you with the lure of fighting the good fight or making an obscene amount of money and wreaking havoc on the world if you're donning the black hat...

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Infosec Island January 2011 Newsletter

January 14, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Infosec Island offers unprecedented networking, educational and business development opportunities. The high quality content from our members has spurred a rapid increase in website traffic, with the Island currently averaging over 60k unique visitors and more than 100k pageviews per month...

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Information Security Resolutions for 2011

January 13, 2011 Added by:Robb Reck

Security does not exist in a vacuum. We are employed for the express purpose of helping our organization meet its objectives. If we accept that as true, shouldn't we also accept that in order to do our jobs properly we need to understand the company's objective?

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Information Security: A New Year Resolution

January 05, 2011 Added by:Javvad Malik

Information security is not unlike most professional industries. Whenever anything goes wrong, it’s never really our fault. With a large number of people to point the finger at, it’s almost too easy to shift the blame. So, this year, I’d like to set off on a more positive and accountable route...

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