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Principles of Quantum Security

Posted by Steven Kennedy on April 24, 2008

There is an article in this months TechNet magazine called ‘Principles of Quantum Security‘, written by Jesper Johansson.

I found this quite an interesting read. It’s targeted for for IT Security pros but it does contain some scientific analogies that are probably more meaningful for readers with a science/engineering background.

You need to read the whole article to get the full impact however the key argument/discussion point of the article is that when we implement some sort of IT Security mitigation we change the system that we’ve implemented the mitigation against. This means that the mitigation becomes part of the system and we should be re-evaluating the security posture of the system to see what, if anything, the mitigation has had. That is, what’s the ripple effect. An example Jesper uses is that of IDSes. If you implement IDSes to mitigate a risk in all likelihood you’re going to be having the logs go to a central system. In doing so it probably means that some sort of privileged account is used. Therefore you now have additional systems/services that if they’re compromised could give access to a privileged account …. etc. Hence the law of unintended consequences.

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Tee Shirts

Posted by Steven Kennedy on April 4, 2008

Whilst at the season opener for the Dodgers I picked up a few tee shirts. Only one was free, the rest I had to pay for 😦

There were a number of special tee shirts for the Coliseum game and to celebrate this the 50th anniversary of the Dodgers coming to Los Angeles, in addition to the normal Opening Day tee shirts.

Return to the Coliseum Logo Return to the Coliseum

‘Return to the Coliseum’ tee shirts

First Home

‘First Home’ tee shirt. Another Coliseum tee shirt.

50th Anniversary Logo

Free Tee shirt to the first 50,000 on Opening day, celebrating 50 years in Los Angeles

Opening Series 2008 Logo

The logo on the Opening Day tee shirt

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