Food for Thought: 2016-03-18
Posted on March 18th, 2016
- The newest version of the Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM) is freely-available from OWASP. This is a incredibly useful tool to consider your software/application security practices and what might be enhanced.
- Check out this hilarious and sad FOIA redaction hall of shame. My favorite is the multi-step process with an encrypted file for a completely redacted document.
- Peace officers raid a dispensary, destroy some video equipment, joke about abusing an amputee, have a laugh as they consume some of the product, hang out & play darts, and then claim the video evidence is inadmissible because they they had a right to privacy because they thought they successfully smashed all the cameras.
- SMBC nails politics.
- John Oliver covers FBI vs. Apple. Related: Steven Levy, who wrote the book on the crypto wars asks “Why Are We Fighting the Crypto Wars Again?"
- Have you considered how much criminal prosecution involves plea bargains, or how those affect different accused peoples?
- Adrian Colyer looks at the usage of account recovery questions. I contend that an off/side-channel reset is best, when possible, and limits the necessity of recovery questions to be difficult.
- Software security posters in the style of True Love Waits: True Bugs Wait
- Another great take on the Amen Break, a few seconds of music that shows up everywhere. This is a good addition to archive of the Economist’s (of all places!) take here and here.