Category Archives: Security

Getting Back To New Normal and Good Security Hygiene

Today at work we were working with some clients who still had some very old, and insecure, authentication methods in their networks. Methods that could enable a malicious person to take over their entire Active Directory domain in a matter … Continue reading

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Back to Normal

Yesterday I was thinking about this whole “back to normal” thing that we are now experiencing. You know, COVID-19 vaccinations, and herd immunity, re-opening the economy and institutions, all of the things that are happening around us right now after … Continue reading

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How To Get My Attention

A couple days ago, I let it be known on LinkedIn that I had taken a new position as the Director, Information Security at Esterline Technologies. Then I got a bunch of private messages from sales folks trying to sell … Continue reading

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Trolls

I hate it when I get caught by trolls. No, there is no new LinkedIn breach. I read the article and missed the date on it. Thanks Jayson Street for pointing out the date to me. 

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Eric Update

As many of you probably know by now, we sold Core Security. Courion and Core Security will be merging as a result of the sale. This is good for Core. At the same time, I am leaving Core Security and … Continue reading

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Information Security and Tanks

Not too long ago my good friend, Michael Farnum, invited me to be the closing speaker at HouSecCon. I told him I would love to … then he asked me to give a talk that involved my military experience and … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and Cyber Security

This week I had the opportunity to be the plenary speaker for the Alaska Homeland Security Preparedness Conference. It was a great chance to talk to folks who worry about terrorism and natural disasters and convey to them the impact that … Continue reading

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Thinking About Reducing Risk

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. I’ve been kinda busy, tons of travel, sending a kid off to college, BlackHat and DefCon and DerbyCon, lots of engagement with customers around the idea of a mature vulnerability … Continue reading

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Recently a CEO that I worked for in the past reached out to me. Like many successful CEO’s, he has “retired”. But do you ever really retire at that point? John now sits on the board of a few companies … Continue reading

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Do The Security Basics Well ….. AGAIN (and again, and again)

I’m not really sure what it is going to take for people to do Information Security basics well. Just how many multi-million credit card breach, PLA attacks a hospital company, hacktivists use insider to breach you headlines is it going … Continue reading

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