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Great source on cyber espionage

I am taking a couple of days to explore the slopes at Boyne Mountain. For those of you who regularly ski the Alps and Rockies I have one thing to say.

February 19, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


California court order effectively erases Wikileaks

In the rapidly escalating story of, (here) a California court has ordered the domain registrar, Dynadot, to erase all DNS entries for the domain, effectively erasing a website that hosts millions of documents purportedly "leaked" to the wiki-style site in the name of whistle-blowing on malfeasance.

February 18, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


Does IT matter?

As someone who has been accused of publicity seeking through grand pronouncements I can understand the motivation behind Nicholas Carr's 2003 article in Harvard Business Review: "IT Doesn't Matter". His main thesis is:For a brief period, as they are being built into the infrastructure of commerce, these "infrastructural technologies," as I call them, open opportunities for forward-looking companies to gain strong competitive advantages.

February 17, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


Congrats to Arcsight

Hard to believe that a SIM (Security Information Management) company has made it "out".  Arcsight went public yesterday at $9/share.

February 15, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


US to shoot down spy satellite

This news just in. The Bush administration has decided to attempt to shoot down the failed spy satellite that was due to enter the earth's atmosphere sometime in coming weeks.

February 14, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


404 and DNS re-directs are evil

Practically one of my first blog postings ever I published(Black and white and gray all over) a continuum of good and evil. I was attempting to investigate the shades of gray in moral behavior when it comes to online practices.

February 13, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


Chinese spies arrested. What's the back story?

In the underground world of spy vs spy one always has to question revelations about major spy incidents. Yesterday the FBI announced that they had arrested three men in New Orleans on spying charges and, oh by the way, another man, 72 years old who worked for Boeing up until 2002.

February 12, 2008 by Richard Stiennon