Wednesday, November 11, 2020

O Shit am I on FIRE?

What is that smell?..........  is that smoke I see?........  why am I hot?


Work in infosec long enough and you will see a fire or two, Oh hell let's be honest, work in infosec long enough and you will be the cause of a fire or two. It could be your flagship application leaking vast amounts of data, it could be the secretary clicking on a link, a misconfiguration, a failed patch, your most critical 3rd party has a data breach, and ransomware event all in one, then there is the tomfoolery of China, Russia, North Korea just to name a few.

 At some point, we have all gotten the "Shits on fire" call at some ungodly hour of the night, and this is assuming we were sleeping, instead of sitting up chewing our fingernails waiting for the phone to ring with a fire on the other end that we then have to deal with. This constant barrage of fires, day in and day out, takes a toll just like in a real fire-you get burnt.

Then we have the political fires when someone is trying to burn us down, we have to deal with this on top of the security fires, and this only further contributes to the personal burning, (no not that kind of personal burning, get your mind out of the gutter) I am referring to the burning of our energy and passion, the kind of burning that if not managed leads to burn out. The old saying goes "be careful not to burn the candle at both ends for too long" this is because you will eventually burn out, but along the way, you will burn up first.   

Oh and don't forget, your doorbell, cell phone charger, smart oven, furnace, lightbulbs are all trying to burn down your house.

So what can be done? What is the digital equivalent of a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, or sprinkler? How do you tell when you or a colleague is getting burned up or is already burned out? What do you do when your doorbell is trying to kill you with FIRE! 

All this and SPICY Chips (or Crisps as Chris would say) on the Shit Show 

Tune in and feel the heat Thursday 11/12/ 2021 at 10 PM Central, 21:00 Mountian 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Seven Ways Security Can Improve Your Sex Life

Let's talk about sex, baby (sing it)

Let's talk about you and me (sing it, sing it)

Let's talk about all the good things

And the bad things that may be

Wise words from Salt-N-Pepa. The "good things" and "the bad things". Because I want to end tonight's show on a positive note, I want to first address the bad things.

Sex is generally a good thing, but like most good things, humans make them into bad things. I don't EVER want to minimize the importance of recognizing the bad things:

  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Molestation
  • Sexual assault
  • Exploitation
  • Pornography (especially involving children)
  • Prostitution

These are all bad things with REAL victims. Our hearts go out to anyone and everyone who is or has been a victim of deviant sexual behavior. Some resources for all of us to know about:

OK. Sorry (but not really), to get us off on that foot. These are real issues facing people in our society. These people are our neighbors, our co-workers, and even our family members. Our lack of acknowledgement contributes to problem, it DOES NOT make it go away. Sadly, deviant sexual behavior in our society is getting worse. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention and acknowledge it.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming...

"Let's talk about all the good things", or at least some of them.

Almost universally, we like sex. Some (maybe most) of us want more sex. Some (maybe most) of us want better sex. Better and more frequent HEALTHY sex results in some amazing mental, physical, and physiological benefits. 

YAY, more better sexing!

Where does information security fit into the sex equation? Can we use information security to actually improve our sex life? I'll quote my co-host, Chris Roberts, "Oh hell yes!!" Just some ideas (some are ours, and some come from Security Shit Show fans):

Cameras (on or off, depending upon your preferences) with NO Internet vulnerabilities

  • Bluetooth or IoT sex aids with NO uninvited 3rd parties
  • Peace of mind, leading to more "in the moment" times
  • Better reporting so you actually GET to bed
  • Sleep in on Sat mornings and don’t have to worry about information security
  • Information security guys, gals, and others, are sorta bad ass. We like a little bad ass, don't we?
  • Ability to defend home/nest/etc. is an appealing trait for reproduction (even if subconscious)
  • Etc.

Myself, I'm convinced that there's something real here. 

Let's start a sexual information security revolution!

(that mighta been hormones, oops)

We're going to explore all this in tonight's Security Shit Show LIVE at 2200 CST. Join us! This can be your infosex little blue pill. LOL!

See you there!


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