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Book Review: Designing and Building a Security Operations Center

xxxJonBoyxxx Re:My experience is different. (29 comments)

>> In my experience it is not the budget but the politics.

Politics are usually about budget. You really can't separate the two.

>> Is your company's security worth the expense of an additional tech? Or are office politics the reason you cannot get an additional tech?

This is an entry-level "think of the children" argument. Come back when you can express your needs for an additional tech in downtime, lost customers, etc. (i.e., money).

>> Does whomever is in charge of your technology have the authority to say "no" to requests from other departments? And the political capital to make it stick?

Surprisingly, they often DO have the authority, but they're smart enough to know that a cost center that says "no" too many times is a cost center begging to to replaced.

>> Retrofitting security is not the answer.

Unfortunately, it usually is, because replacing all systems and processes from scratch would be significantly more risky, expensive and (wall clock) time consuming.

yesterday
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Book Review: Designing and Building a Security Operations Center

xxxJonBoyxxx Step One: Build a separate silo (29 comments)

Step One: Build a separate silo. You sure as hell wouldn't want to share data/equipment/space/staff/etc. with your existing NOC.
Step Two: Replace your existing SIEM.
Step Three: ??? (Don't worry, you'll never get here: see "Step Two")
Step Four: PROFIT (or at least play the official anthem of your little fiefdom)

yesterday
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Why Coding Is Not the New Literacy

xxxJonBoyxxx Re:Coding is not literacy. (208 comments)

>> knowing how to write a script that can read in one CSV file and output another could save a lot of work and cure a lot of mistakes

Yet in the real world, corporate IT departments continue to punish people dropping scripts in their spreadsheets.

2 days ago
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Why Coding Is Not the New Literacy

xxxJonBoyxxx They tried this in the early 1980s (208 comments)

>> furious effort over the past few years to bring the teaching of programming into the core academic curricula

They tried this in the early 1980s and all we got was the Internet at everyone's home, online shopping and news, free video conferencing, entirely new ways to organize photos, transportation and events, realism-quality video gaming, and cell phones so easy to use that toddlers can participate in the world wide web.

What good could coding literacy possibly do now?

2 days ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

xxxJonBoyxxx Not a clear field (238 comments)

>> it is only a matter of time before online agencies attack the armies of intermediaries that are the backbone of the trade

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=online+in...

about two weeks ago
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A State-By-State Guide To Restrictive Community Broadband Laws

xxxJonBoyxxx "undercutting a private sector unable to keep up" (160 comments)

>> deep-pocketed government entities from undercutting a private sector unable to keep up

Funniest thing I read all day.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Plans To Release 12 Movies a Year In Theaters and On Prime

xxxJonBoyxxx Marketecture Strategery (92 comments)

I think Amazon's doing this to blunt attempts by content providers, whether HBO, ESPN, etc. (or even the production companies themselves) to bypass middlemen like cable companies, Netflix, Amazon, etc. by bringing their own paid streaming content to market.

about two weeks ago
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New Collaborative Project Wants to Systematize Complex Problem Solving Online

xxxJonBoyxxx If all you have is a hammer... (42 comments)

Checked the site. Seems like the answer to every problem I saw is "regulate it".

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Activist Shows Politicians What Digital Surveillance Looks Like

xxxJonBoyxxx Work at a conference - heh! (81 comments)

>> be at the conference working

No one goes to a conference to do work. You're generally only doing work if you get called into an issue from home base.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions

xxxJonBoyxxx Good luck - he'll be 7 years OOO by then (202 comments)

>> administration's goal is to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025

Good luck, pal. You'll be OOO for 7 solid years by then.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

xxxJonBoyxxx Reagan's Third Phase (417 comments)

Reagan: "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

>> increase the amount of money they grant and loan to ISP-related projects

I'd say we're in Reagan's third phase with ISPs, wouldn't you?

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

xxxJonBoyxxx Any experienced teacher already deals with this (388 comments)

I'm pretty sure I knew math, science and sometimes English better than my teachers through high school. Experienced teachers know how to deal with students like us - how would this be any different?

about two weeks ago
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AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

xxxJonBoyxxx -1 Redundant (258 comments)

>> It's an attempt to alert everyone to the dangers of a machine that could outsmart humans

This is redundant - for the masses fictional actors such as HAL, Skynet, etc. already do plenty to sow FUD.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 30-Day Deadline For Disclosing Security Breaches

xxxJonBoyxxx where was this during his first two years? (125 comments)

...and where was this nifty idea (and the free college one too, and immigration reform, etc.) during his first two years in office (when the Congress was mostly Dems)?

Why does he even bother to open his mouth now?

about two weeks ago
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Cluetrain Authors Offer an Updated Guide To the Web

xxxJonBoyxxx Re:Did they include instructions for... (24 comments)

I'm almost afraid to answer this ('cause it's a joke)...but you can use the --header, --user-agent and a few other options to get around this on a lot of sites.

about three weeks ago
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Cluetrain Authors Offer an Updated Guide To the Web

xxxJonBoyxxx Did you mean to post on SlashDot? (24 comments)

>> If you’ve ever said, 'markets are conversations'

Um...did you mean to post this on SlashDot? I'm pretty sure no one here ever said that...

about three weeks ago

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