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SwiftOnSecurity
Systems security, author , , write SciFi, & sysadmin. Microsoft MVP, Client Security 2020. they/them/tay
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arghitect 5h
Today’s my ten year anniversary at - and your tweet has been rolling around in my brain since you wrote it :)
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SwiftOnSecurity Jul 7
Replying to @SwiftOnSecurity
Do you know what it means, to spend ten years at an organization? In essentially the same position? It is to be privileged to the passage of time. To be subject to the consequences of your own choices. To learn from what yourself in the past, did to yourself in the present.
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
🥺❤️
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
As someone who did it, agreed.
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
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Viruses are not extralegal, even in computers. In fact, they exploit the nuances of Legal. They may use a novel flaw in the shields of defense, but their pathway is always the killswitch. It is physically immutable fact: Using a path cannot be bypassed without leveraging magic.
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
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In enterprise, there are plans to reduce infection spread by literally switching the power off to 100 million dollar datacenters. Yanking it. It doesn't have to be that way. Those plans only exist for uncontainable virulent behavior that overwhelms normal hygiene behaviors.
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
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So many people see leadership as being subjugated through reduced freedom. But in an epidemic, leadership means increasing shared freedom through minimum agreed behaviors to reduce spread. That there's any conflict at all here is a product of the stupidest possible partisanship
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
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I'm not trying to speak as any kind of expert in epidemiology or biology - just because I work in computer infections, that's plainly stupid, but the parallels that do exist are pretty eerie and may be assistive in shaping human behavior.
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
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We see this in naive attempts at computer security by new practitioners, where users are admonished to never perform their daily tasks, instead of doing them carefully+safely. But those safety adjustments are more nuanced and complex, and without you're just setup for failure.
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
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One of the disappointing results of lack of leadership on COVID has been fracturing of risk assessment to extremes. We don't need to be in locked cocoons with wax seal, but we also need to make fundamental adjustments to behavior so that's not needed. These aren't in conflict.
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Hitanshu Gandhi 5h
Replying to @ossolalex @qz and 2 others
Folks from in Gurgaon India had already rolled such systems out in June & communicated it succinctly to their audience! Pity not enough following their lead!
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SwiftOnSecurity 5h
When you look in your Twitter drafts and see a tweet that would have been a REALLY bad idea 1 week later
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SwiftOnSecurity 6h
One of the most important qualities in population buy-in to any kind of security is empowerment. That expertise is important, but distillable to protect from 99% of infections. And just like computers, good biological security has operational benefits that don't get enough focus.
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SwiftOnSecurity Jun 25
Enterprise security is operational excellence.
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Rachel Tobac 7h
Twitter Hack Update: We knew the attackers used the phone & pretended to be IT Support, but now we know the criminals specifically said they were calling about VPN issues, taking advantage of COVID-19 remote work strain. Sadly, these pretexts work often.
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Tom Warren 8h
Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2020 Update is available now. It includes a new Start menu design, updated Alt+Tab, and the new Edge. It's on Windows Update right now. Details here:
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SwiftOnSecurity 7h
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What's happening?
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Zimmie 8h
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An actual email I got from my company’s security team.
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SwiftOnSecurity 8h
Security: Sends phishing simulation to teach users The rest of the business: Sends emails indistinguishable from phishing You: LoOk iM sEcUrInG tHe BuSiNesS
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SwiftOnSecurity 8h
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Auto-updates in programs are a complicated problem and sometimes fail it's good to have a fallback solution
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