SchwartzReport: 14 Year Old Hacker Takes Down Auto Industry — NOW Will You Listen to Us?

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This is an amazing story of the difference between  middle aged corporate thinking is, and where teenagers born into the computer world are.

A 14-year-old hacker caught the auto industry by surprise

One Student’s Exploits Showed Executives How Vulnerable Their Cars Are

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Feb 22

Yoda: Army Open-Sources Security Software

Categories: Software
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

The Army Just Open-Sourced Its Security Software 

The U.S. Army is open-sourcing a code it uses to analyze cyberattacks. For the past five years, whenever a Department of Defense network has been compromised, the Army has used the Dshell framework to do forensic analysis on the attacks. This move is meant to encourage developers to add custom modules that’ll help the Army understand what happens when they get attacked. Since cyberattacks that happen to the government are often similar to the ones that happen elsewhere, letting non-government people give their input is a way to expand the Army’s knowledge of the kind of attacks that go down.

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Feb 2

Yoda: Hot New Open Source Projects — And Huge Gaps in the Data Space

Categories: Software
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Got Crowd? BE the Force!

These Are the Hottest New Open Source Projects Right Now

Klint Finley, WIRED, 28 January 2015

Dubbed the Black Duck Rookies of the Year, the ranking isn’t a perfect measure of the project popularity, but it can be can tell us a bit about where the world of open source is going. And that’s no small thing. So much of the internet–and the modern business world—now runs on open source software, software that’s freely shared with the world at large.   . . .   The rise of CockroachDB “suggests a sizable unmet need in the database space,” says founder Spencer Kimball. And so many other projects on the Black Duck list suggest similar holes in the market. But those holes are being filled. Read full article.

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Jan 29

2015 Robert Steele – Foreword to Stephen E. Arnold’s CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access

Robert David Steele Vivas

Robert David Steele Vivas

Stephen E. Arnold, CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access (Harrods Creek, KY: Arnold Information Technology, 2015)

Memorable URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-CyberOSINT

Foreword

By Robert David Steele

In 1986, I was selected from the CIA’s clandestine service to help lead a pilot project to bring the CIA into the 21st Century. From that moment almost 30 years ago, I have been obsessed with open sources of information in all languages, mediums, and computer-aided tools for analysis—everything the
CIA does not utilize today. I took my cue in the mid-1980s from author Howard Rheingold,0 who explored how computers could be used to amplify human thought and communication, and the CIA Directorate of Intelligence team of Diane Webb and Dennis McCormick.1

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Jan 27