In what wraps up to be a superbly crafted screed penned by Glenn Greenwald, laboring at The Intercept; in which, the Good Mr. Greewald details the perceived falsehoods swirling about the alleged Russian Intelligence Services hacks of the Burlington Vermont electrical generation utility. Today's Must Read.
Presented for your consideration - a 1997 paper entitled The Use of Encrypted, Coded and Secret Communications is an "Ancient Liberty" Protected by the United States Constitution, published by the University of Virginia Journal of Law and Technology]*.
John Fraser III the author of this superlative screed (now an attorney in Washington, DC) presents his fascinating argument on encryption, and the 'ancient right' to utilize cryptographic artifacts in the course of communications, protected, of course, by our nations' Constitution. Today's Must Read.
RAND Corporation, has published a not-entirely-surprising study targeting what appears to be the highly unsuccessful security postures of organizations under scrutiny. Entitled "The Defender's Dilemma: Charting a Course Toward Cybersecurity". Apparently, the notion of "Come And Take It" is not a particularly successful stratagem in modern electronic warfare...
Citation Libicki, Martin C., Lillian Ablon and Tim Webb. The Defender's Dilemma: Charting a Course Toward Cybersecurity. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2015. http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1024. Also available in print form.
High-Tech Maxim: The amount of careful thinking that has gone into a given security device, system, or program is inversely proportional to the amount of high-technology it uses. Comment: In security, high-technology is often taken as a license to stop thinking critically. - as compiled by Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP, Argonne National Laboratory