Interesting Bits

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IISB 01/15/2011

by kriggins on January 15, 2011

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IISB 01/13/2011

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IISB 01/11/2011

by kriggins on January 11, 2011

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On May 17th, 2008, I published the first Interesting Bits post on this blog. Since that time, I have pointed out 2400+ items that I thought you might find interesting.

As you may have noticed, the bits posts have been coming less and less frequently and with less and less commentary from me. There is a reason for that which really didn't gel until this past weekend. I was having a very nice diner with my friends Ron Woerner and Hal Pomeranz when, somehow, the topic of the bits posts being sporadic came up. It was at that point that I vocalized what had been at the back of my mind for a while.

The bits posts have become a chore and frankly detrimental to my own continued learning.

How's that you ask?

For the bits posts, I track and skim the posts of over 630 blogs in the information security space. That's a lot of blog posts. It has become a slog to just get through the list which means that I often can't devote enough time to really dig into some of the meatier content that exists out there. That is bad.

I don't know if you have ever experienced this, but saying something out loud that has been buzzing around in the back of your head can really crystallize things. Hence the reason for this post.

I will no longer be doing the Interesting Information Security Bits posts. I am also going to really trim down the number of blogs that I follow so I can concentrate on the content and not just getting through my queue.

However, do not lament the lack of the bits posts. Something new is taking its place, 'What to Read Wednesdays.'

What was that? I didn't hear you...oh...what's the difference between the bits posts and 'What to Read Wednesdays?'

Every Wednesday, I will point you to a blog that I think deserves your attention along with why I think so. As mentioned above, I follow quite a few and you might enjoy some of them too.

Some you will be familiar with, some you might not be.

Finally, I will still point out interesting things now and again. Hopefully, with a little more of my own thoughts included, and the @InfosecRamblins Twitter feed will continue to point to some things that I am reading.

To those who have appreciated the bits posts, thank you for reading. I apologize for taking something away from you. I hope you enjoy the new feature.

To those who were annoyed by the bits post, your welcome 🙂

Look for the first 'What to Read Wednesday' post next week.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments below or via email at kriggins@infosecramblings.com.

Kevin

PS - If you know of a blog you think deserves a place in the Wednesday posts, let me know that too.

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Here are today's Interesting Information Security Bits from around the web.

  1. A nice post by Alex trying to define Information Security.
    What is Information Security: New School Primer << The New School of Information Security
    Tags: ( general )

  2. Jack talks about two concepts that I found really interesting in my recent FAIR training, fragile conditions and unstable conditions. Both of these are very important and should be well communicated in any risk assessment.
    More than just numbers | RiskAnalys.is
    Tags: ( fair risk-management )

  3. Lenny points out five common ways that malware makes its way onto your systems. Are you protecting against all five and well as you could be?
    Lenny Zeltser on Information Security -- 5 Common Malware Infection Approaches
    Tags: ( malware )

That's it for today. Have fun!

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Kevin

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