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Blackhat and Human Factors

As a member of the BlackHat Review Board, I would love to see more work on Human Factors presented there.

 
 

Threat Model Thursday: Games

For reasons I can't quite talk about yet, this has been a super busy time, and I look forward to sharing the exciting developments that have kept me occupied.

 
 
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Cryptographic Excitement

In the last few days, we've seen two big stories in the realm of cryptography. The first is that SHA-1 breaks are now practical, and those practical breaks impact things like PGP and git.

 
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Enter the SpudNet

Spudnet is a new game to teach networking and security concepts. The creators were kind enough to send me a pre-production copy, and I can tell you - it looks and feels super solid, and, more importantly, it plays well.