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 September, 2013

September 30, 2013

Government Shuts Down for Cyber Security

Filed under: General Security,NCSAM,Security Awareness @ 11:24 pm

In a classic move, clearly designed to introduce National Cyber Security Awareness Month with quite a bang, the US Government has shut down, making it questionable as to whether National Cyber Security Awareness Month will actually happen. In case the DHS isn’t able to make things happen without funding, here’s what they originally had planned: […]

September 22, 2013

Security-SPP errors in the event log. EVERY. THIRTY. SECONDS.

Filed under: General Security,Windows 8 @ 9:04 pm

I admit that it’s a little strange to look at your event log fairly often, but I occasionally find interesting behaviour there, and certainly whenever I encounter an unexpected error, that’s where I look first. Why? Because that’s actually where developers put information relating to problems you’re experiencing. So, when I tried to install Windows […]

September 15, 2013

Training developers to write secure code

I’ve done an amount of training developers recently, and it seems like there are a number of different kinds of responses to my security message. [You can safely assume that there’s also something that’s wrong with the message and the messenger, but I want to learn about the thing I likely can’t control or change […]

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