Stingray Bites

The FBI wants the ability to know the position of every man, woman and child in America without a warrant, without a court order, and without any reason or justification. Well, not every man, woman, and child.  Only those with a cell phone or Internet connected devices.  Oh, and they also want to know what…

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Boardroom Lessons Learned From Sony Hack

In the wake of the massive attack on the systems and information at Sony last year, many smart senior executives, C-suite occupants, and Boards of Directors are asking what THEY should do in the coming years as a result of the attacks. The lessons learned run the gamut from “I told you so” to “there but…

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National (In)Security

President Obama and Ambassador Susan Rice have both pontificated that the attacks on Sony Corporation Entertainment (SCE) represent a threat to the national security of the United States. Really? More than the hacks on Home Depot, Target, JP Morgan Chase, and the PlayStation and Xbox networks?  How do we decide which hacks are “national” security and…

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The Problem With North Korean Sanctions

On January 2, 2015 President Barak Obama first imposed sanctions on North Korea for their alleged participation in the attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment — that is, if they did it.  This is advertised as the first salvo in what the President promises will be a “proportional” response. These unilateral sanctions have a number of…

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Footlong Subs and 16 Gb iPhones

Imagine buying a 1,200 square foot apartment.  There’s a kitchen, 2 lovely bathrooms, two bedrooms with closets, a living room, a family room, and even a small den. But after you buy the apartment, you whip out a tape measure, and after a few calculations, you find that there are only 980 square feet of…

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