Things I Looked at Last Week: 1/23/2011 – 1/29/2011

by kriggins on January 31, 2011

in TILLW

Welcome to the weekly post where I take the opportunity to expound on just about anything. Never fear, there is always a dedicated Infosec portion for those that don't care about anything else :)

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Thoughts
Infosec Stuffs
Non-Infosec Stuffs

Thoughts

"The heights which great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, they, whilst their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Infosec Stuffs

Last week was a massively busy week and, as such, I didn't have much chance to dig very deep into some of the things I came across. Therefore, I am going to cheat a little this week and point you to the interesting bits posts that got generated from my bookmarking activities of the week.

Interesting Information Security Bits for 01/26/2011

Interesting Information Security Bits for 01/28/2011

Non-Infosec Stuffs

As I have mentioned several times, I am an avid Crossfit athlete. This weekend I was catching up on some Crossfit Journal content, an excellent resource by the way, and came across a series of short video snippets from a seminar given by Andrew Bernstein.

Mr. Bernstein is the author of the book The Myth of Stress (Amazon, B&N.) While I have not read the book, it is now on my to-be-read list. In his talk, he presented a tool called ActiveInsight which is the cornerstone of his process of dealing with stressful situations in our lives. From the website:

Everyone has had an insight at some point in life—after struggling with a challenge for some time, you suddenly have a realization. In that moment of insight, your vision clears, your emotions shift, and the options available to you seem dramatically different. The external world may be the same but, filled with new understanding, you see it from a completely different point of view. ....

The 7 steps of the ActivInsight process are designed to consciously replicate what normally takes place subconsciously during moments of insight.

It is a pretty neat tool and process and you can learn more about it on his website or from the book.

Closing

That's it for this week. I hope you found something that piqued your interest.

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-Kevin

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