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Weekly update

A 91-post collection

Weekly Update 71 (Denmark Edition)

I'm in Denmark! Well I'm just in Denmark, I'm about to head out the hotel door and into 30 hours of travel which isn't exactly fun, but that's the nature of living on the other side of the world to pretty much everything. This week's update is a little late as my Friday was absolutely non-stop in Denmark. I talk about that below including the preceding days involving some pretty full on sledding in Norway, workshops, talks, ice, slush and snow. Plus, of course, the actual infosec stuff from the week namely my new Pluralsight course on creating a security-centric culture. iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References This is the first of a brand new Pluralsight series...

Weekly Update 70 (NDC London Edition)

It's NDC London! I'm pushing this week's update out a little later due to the different time zones and frankly, due to it being an absolutely non-stop week of events. I talk about those, about how I'm trying to tackle breach disclosures now and about some upcoming events. Next week is Norway and Denmark and I'll be coming to you a little later due to a totally jam-packed Friday, more from me then. iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References I'm at NDC London! (my talks are done and they'll be online in the coming weeks so until then, here's a bunch of previous ones) Here's how I'm handling breach disclosures (this is a really important part of...

Weekly Update 69 (Boat Edition)

It's my last day in the sun ☹️ Well, at least it's my last day in the sun for a couple of weeks so today I've gone to the sunniest place I know. It's "the boat edition" of my weekly update and I apologise up front for the rocking motion, the occasional wind noise (I lost the fluffy bit off my smartLav mic) and the gratuitous amount of sunshine and beach. This week is all about heading off on travels again and the Indian Aadhaar system which is making big headlines over that way lately. Plus, I show you a little of what it's like down my way on yet another glorious summer day 😎 (And yes, I'm aware I...

Weekly Update 68

It's 2018! All new year and already someone has gone and broken our computer things courtesy of the Meltdown and Spectre bugs. I only touch briefly on them in this week's update and I refer people to my Twitter timeline for good coverage I've shared. However, there's one resource which stands out above the others and it's this thread from Graham Sutherland. If you want to get a good overview quickly, start there. In other news, I talk about all the NDC events I have coming up: Just been planning my @NDC_Conferences events for 2018, talks and workshops at:London, 15 Jan: https://t.co/Sx8JuWouUyOslo, 22 Jan: https://t.co/XTA8ItnRKTGold Coast, 25 Apr: https://t.co/xIyzZcd6a9Oslo,...

Weekly Update 67

It's Xmas! Well, it was Xmas but I (and hopefully you too) am still in that Xmas period haze where it's hard to tell one day from the next. Apparently, it's also hard to remember to hit record before talking about this week's updates so yeah, good one Troy! But I did eventually record a full update and in an otherwise slow news week, I thought I'd talk a little bit about Xmas down under in Australia. About 93% of visitors to my blog this year have been from other parts of the world (most notably the US and UK) so the idea of a sunny Xmas is foreign to most. I share a bit about what it's like down...

Weekly Update 66

This week, it's all about fixing data breaches. Following on from my Congressional testimony last month, I committed to writing about how we can address the root causes which has led to the 5-part epic that was this week's posts. These posts consumed a huge amount of time this week which is why the weekly update is going up a day late, but it's here now and it's a whopper! iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References Fixing Data Breaches Part 1: Education (let's do a better job of not having these incidents in the first place) Fixing Data Breaches Part 2: Data Ownership and Minimisation (give people control of their data and try to collect less of...

Weekly Update 65

I actually got a lot of writing done this week! Plus travelled to Sydney and then Melbourne to speak at a couple of events so that's a pretty good week IMHO. What's especially good is that there's no more flights or hotel rooms in 2017 for me! As for this week, there's a bunch of stuff around a new Pluralsight course, my dismay with Face ID and a bit of taking a UK bank to task. That last one actually had a good end result too so I'm pretty happy about that 😀 iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References It's (another) new Pluralsight course! (more HTTPS because let's face it, we need more HTTPS) I really, really wanted...

Weekly Update 64

Home. The US Congress trip was an epic experience but man it's nice to be back! I got home early Monday morning after a 34-hour door-to-door commute and have spent the last 4 days trying to readjust which means being dead tired by 8pm then up at 4am. Fun times. Anyway, this week is all about British politicians sharing their passwords. Yeah, I know, but it turns out it's actually a thing. I'm still not sure if it's for productivity purposes, to hide the odd porn habit or just a symptom of ignorance. Regardless, that's the topic of the day and it's an absolute zinger! iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References Of course, you can't blame an...

Weekly Update 63 (US Congress Edition)

Last week, I was sitting next to a croc-infested river in the middle of nowhere (relatively speaking). This week, I'm in front of the United States Capital having just spoken to the very people who create the laws that govern not just the US but let's face it, have a significant impact on the rest of the world. Today was just one of those moments that make you go... whoa. But it was an awesome day. Everything went smoothly, I said all the major things I wanted to say and everyone seemed happy from the congressmen and congresswomen I spoke to afterwards to the Twitters (and that last lot can be pretty unforgiving!) I was especially pleased with the feedback...

Weekly Update 62 (Rockhampton Edition)

This is going to be a couple of weeks of polar opposite updates: This week I'm in Rockhampton, a regional centre in my home state where I'm surrounded by gum trees, chirping birds and a croc-invested river. Next week will be Washington DC where I'll have just finished testifying in front of US Congress. Whoa. That's the big story this week. This year. This career. It's both a massive thing and a walk in the park, the former because it's testifying in front of freakin' congress and the latter because it's writing about something I know inside and out (which is kinda why I've been asked there), reading a 5-minute speech then answering some questions. A walk in the park...