Tales from the Crypto

         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for November, 2011

November 16, 2011

What else I did at Black Hat / DefCon–the Core DataMatrix Contest

Black Hat, and its associated sideshow, DefCon, consists of a number of different components. Training, Briefings, Exhibition and Contests, all make up part of Black Hat, and DefCon is a looser collection of Workshops, Events, Parties, Talks, Villages, Contests and numerous other things besides(*). Perhaps the thing that gave me the most fun this year […]

November 1, 2011

NCSAM 2011–Post 21–Failure is always an option

Filed under: General Security,NCSAM,Security Awareness @ 11:00 pm

For my last post in the National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I’d like to expound on an important maxim for security. Failure is always an option – and sometimes the best If you can’t handle a customer’s credit card in a secure fashion, you shouldn’t be handling the customer’s credit card. If a process is […]

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