Professor Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Ph.D., interviews Howard Schmidt. This video originally aired via the International Conference on Cloud Security Management at The Information School of the University of Washington, in October 2013. The principles, patterns and anti-patterns discussed in the video remain evident today.
Howard Schmidt, Former Supervisory Special Agent, Director of Computer Crime and Information Warfare, AF OSI, Former CSO Microsoft Corporation, Former Chairman of White House Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, VP and CISO eBay Inc., Special Agent, United States Army CID (Reserves), Law Enforcement Officer Chandler Police Department Arizona.
May He Rest In Peace.
"Cyber is an operational domain in which we do a variety of missions and functions, many of which are very traditional,” Adm. Rogers said. “We do reconnaissance, we do fires, we do maneuvers. The same things I was used to as a surface [warfare] officer … I’m constantly going back to that.”
"Don’t make this thing so specialized, so unique, so different that it just gets pushed to the side. That will sub-optimize our ability to execute cyber operations, and quite frankly it will minimize or at least negatively impact, in my view, the operational outcomes, which is the whole reason we’re doing this in the first place.”
Meanwhile, in cruft news...
A Tale of Cruftery
First discovered by security researcher Alexander Klink, and discussed on his shift or die blog, the leakage documentation he has amassed is a tour de force in correct handling of the discovery. Mozilla's response has been a tad lackadaisical and (disappointlingly) still in telemetry data gathering mode as of this post.
Superb work by Alexander; nonetheless, he does suggest regular cleansing your browser user profile (if you are so unlucky as to be using the browser under scrutiny, yet most likely, a good idea on any browser). There are many tools available that deal with the cache cleaning task (both scripted and manual, GUI-based and not, both in-built and otherwise). Enjoy the cruft. H/T