Goodbye Feedburner

Over the years, a number of people set up Feedburner accounts to proxy RSS from our blogs into their system. I generally support the emergence of such chaos, but I cannot provide support or management. Google is end of lifing the old Feedburner, and for those of you reading via Feedburner RSS, I humbly ask that you update to or (with comments). Source:

December 3, 2019

55 5 ⭐ Reviews?

I’m getting ready for the 5-year anniversary of my book, “Threat Modeling: Designing for Security.” As part of that, I would love to see the book have more than 55 5 ⭐ reviews on Amazon. If you found the book valuable, I would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to write a review. Source:

February 14, 2019

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Why would the best burger place in the United States close? Because thousands of people had the same stupid idea as you and flooded the place. Waiting times for burgers stretched to several hours, staff were overwhelmed, service declined and loyal customers were alienated. “The dark side of the quest for the world’s best burger.” Source:

November 21, 2018

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