Change in the Weather

A remote Hawaiian island, East Island, was destroyed by Hurricane Walaka. East Island was 11 acres. It was also a key refuge for turtles and seals. Read more in The Guardian. Maersk has sent a ship, the Venta Maersk, through the Northern Passage. The journey and its significance were outlined by the Washington Post, with predictions of 23 days (versus 34 to sail via Suez). In reality, it took 37…

November 10, 2018

Podcast with Ron Woerner

Ron Woerner had me on as a guest in his business of security podcast series. It was fun to chaotically discover some of the business justifications for threat modeling, and the podcast is now live at itunes. You can learn more about the series at Business of Security Podcast Series. Source:

October 29, 2018

CVE Funding and Process

I had not seen this interesting letter (August 27, 2018) from the House Energy and Commerce Committee to DHS about the nature of funding and support for the CVE. This is the sort of thoughtful work that we hope and expect government departments do, and kudos to everyone involved in thinking about how CVE should be nurtured and maintained. Source:

October 2, 2018

Space Elevator Test

So cool! STARS-Me (or Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite – Mini elevator), built by engineers at Shizuoka University in Japan, is comprised of two 10-centimeter cubic satellites connected by a 10-meter-long tether. A small robot representing an elevator car, about 3 centimeters across and 6 centimeters tall, will move up and down the cable using a motor as the experiment floats in space. Via Science News, “Japan has launched a…

September 25, 2018

CyberSecurity 2.0 Humble Bundle

Cybersecurity 2.0 is a new promo from Humble Bundle. Nearly $800 worth of books, including my Threat Modeling, Schneier’s Secrets and Lies, and a whole lot more! Source:

July 30, 2018

Emoji are wierd

So I put a “man shrugging” emoji in my last post; it shows up strangely in RSS as displayed by NetNewsWire, showing “woman shrugging”, the “mars zodiac” sign and a bar code. No idea. Chaos, emergent. Source:

July 27, 2018

Half the US population will live in 8 states

In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states“, and 70% of Americans will live in 15 states. “Meaning 30 percent will choose 70 senators. And the 30% will be older, whiter, more rural, more male than the 70 percent.” Of course, as the census shows the population shifting, the makeup of the House will also change dramatically. Maybe you think that’s good, maybe you think that’s…

July 25, 2018