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
IARPA's doing it, the Neuromongers did it, why not You? Well crafted report on the methodology behind applying the power behind the ignorance and widom of the crowd... Known as the Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation (CREATE), IARPA's new program ostensibly may enhance intelligence anlayst's capability levels by leveraging the behavior of crowdsourced resources. Today's Must Read.
Meanwhile - admist all the foo-fa-raw of last weeks' RSAC 2017 - came very good physical security new's of a fascinating kevlar and aluminum origami-based ballistic shield (developed by Engineers at Brigham Young University) that stops .44 calibre magnum slugs. Very good news for law enforcement, and other organizations (think schools, other civilian government organizations, military, businesses)
The design is able to protect multiple people at one time and folds down to a compact shape. Utilizing the Yosimura Origami Crease Pattern, it currently tips the scales at a paltry 55 lbs. (25 kg).
The NCCoE has announced a new NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide (currently in draft mode - for your commenting pleasure...) and entitled - "SP 1800-7 Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities. Enjoy.