It has been a week, hasn’t it? We’ve all been searching for things to do, things to say, ways to deal. Today, I spent a chunk of my day building a couple of simple bash scripts to remove the Master branch from my git repositories and replace them with Release branches instead. They’re not complicated […]

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A commentary piece with Xavier Clarke of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. COVID-19 has changed the way we interact with each other. It has also changed how we work, with many people now working from home on a full-time basis. Just a month ago, a large fully remote workforce was unimaginable. Now it’s a reality, […]

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Privacy regulation in the United States has historically not been something business owners spent a lot of time worrying about – it’s been limited to specific industries or situations. But as this graphic demonstrates, that’s all changing. Most business owners have heard of the California Consumer Privacy Act, or at least recognize it when they […]

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Today, I’m going to share a video about teapots. No, not honeypots – teapots. Bear with me, there’s a good reason for it. Thanks to the proliferation of inexpensive high-quality tools for video production, social media has an endless supply of people making videos about their passions. As you might expect, the quality varies, but […]

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Over 100 Million customers of Capital One have had their data stolen. As usual, the fact that there’s a data breach isn’t surprising or newsworthy, although the scale of this one is above average. But looking closely at the details of the incident can tell us a lot about the state of things for the company that suffered the breach – and potentially offer important lessons for the rest of us.

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On March 6 2019, we hosted a tabletop exercise at Sword & Shield CyberCONNECT in Portland, Oregon. Most information security practitioners have either conducted or participated in a tabletop at some point, but this one is a bit different. Rather than testing or introducing incident response, it’s about practicing Risk Management in a real-world setting. […]

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I decided I wanted to try making some desk-size fountains in the pottery studio. I started with a nice, simple, basic design, essentially an overflowing vase in a basin: So, as with any first round prototype, this isn’t perfect. But it’s not bad, either. Here’s what went right: I mean, it’s a fountain. Water runs, […]

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I’ve been experimenting with refining techniques, shapes, and my personal style, and haven’t posted much lately of my progress. But I’ve made some! By my personal definitions, the levels of my progress as a potter have progressed through these stages: “Coulda been done by a gifted 5 year old” “Hey, that’s actually usable!” “The flaws […]

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