* Posts by Keen1

4 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Nov 2016

UK Home Office primes Brexit spam cannon for a million texts reminding folk to check passports


Not about Race?

My mother who is Black, who has been in the UK for over 50 years, and honoured with an MBE to boot was told "go home, we voted for Brexit you have to get out".

Of course there are non-racists among the leave voters, but plenty of them are racists and are happy to say so in the aftermath.

Bloody awful: Hell-thcare hackers break into databases of 20m medical test biz patients


Re: HIPAA compliance, anyone?

AMCA are probably supposed to be PCI compliant too, but compliant doesn't mean secure.

After all, has The Reg ever reported a card breach from a non-PCI compliant provider? I expect the same will be true for HIPPA over the next few years.

Security pros' advice to consumers: 'We dunno, try 152 things'


Who needs strong passwords

According to new NIST guidelines users shouldn't even bother with strong passwords. So even that simple advice is now under challenge.

I already have my bludgeon ready for the many users who will be coming to demand 8 character passwords with no complexity

Put down the org chart, snowflake: Why largile's for management crybabies


Removing the need

"The hope of much of the container and cloud crew nowadays is that cloud automation removes a huge amount of infrastructure, networking and security functionality, removing the need to align on those glide paths"

Putting something in the cloud doesn't take care of security for you, and may not guarantee a common coding approach either.

As an information security practitioner it's good to know I'll have work for life!