NIST's Computer Security Division and the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) along with the NIST Cloud Computing Program has announced hosting of the 8th Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop. Registration Information, etc. can be viewed here. Included with the announcement is the Call for Abstracts, noted below:
- Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
- Abstracts Review Deadline: June 1, 2015
- Presentation Submission Deadline: July 1, 2015
Occasionally, a motion picture makes itself known hereabouts, with absolutely extraordinary visage of a land previously unsullied. This is such a picture. Enjoy!
Arg Maxim: But users, manufacturers, managers, & bureaucrats will be reluctant to implement them for reasons of inertia, pride, bureaucracy, fear, wishful thinking, and/or cognitive dissonance. Compiled by Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP, Argonne National Laboratory
Yippee Maxim: There are effective, simple, & low-cost counter-measures (at least partial countermeasures) to most vulnerabilities. Compiled by Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP, Argonne National Laboratory
Considering the country's highly systems-literate populis, this is one of the more interesting cases of a so-called Cybernational Guard, this time, stationed at the K5 Barracks (NATO Cyber Defense Center, Tallinn, Estonia), in quite likely one of the most astoundingly beautiful countries on our planet - Estonia!
Superb rebuttal co-authored by Robert M. Lee, CAPT USAF (see Captain Lee's personal rebuttal of the NORSE and AEI document here), Michael J. Assante Co-Founder and Chief Security Strategist, NexDefense, Inc., and Tim Conway, ICS and SCADA Technical Training Director at SANS targeting the report entitled "The Growing Cyberthreat from Iran: The Initial Report of Project Pistaschio Harvest" produced by Norse and the American Enterprise Institute. Read it and Weep.
Voltaire’s Maxim: The problem with common sense is that it is not all that common. Comment: Real world security blunders are often stunningly dumb. Compiled by Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP, Argonne National Laboratory