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Jack Daniel, a self-professed curmudgeon and owner of a truly magnificent beard, has a very direct and non-nonsense perspective on the topics he chooses to write about. He is also a bit of a fibber about that curmudgeon part. Jack is a great friend and has done as much for the information security community as anybody I can think of.

He is actively involved in the Security BSides movement and sits on the board of the National Information Security Group (NSAIG.) He writes on a variety of topics and I enjoy his work. Pop his blog, Uncommon Sense Security, in the  must-read folder in your RSS reader.

Here are some recent contributions as a sample:

Who do you trust?

In Defense of FUD

Invoking 9/11, lies, and ignorance.

You can also follow Jack on Twitter. He is @jack_daniel there.

As always, comments are welcome below or you can email me at kriggins@infosecramblings.com if you prefer.

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-Kevin

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What to Read Wednesday: Krebs on Security

by kriggins on January 5, 2011

in WtRW

Brian Krebs used to write for the Washington Post...and then he didn't. He started Krebs on Security just a year ago and has been churning out great content ever since. Brian brings great investigative journalism to the information security blogger space.

One of his focus areas has been bank crime, both ATM theft and EFT theft. That is not to say that he has a one track mind. He has penned articles on a variety of topics.

Here are some samples for you to check out.

Russian e-Payment Giant ChronoPay Hacked

Fallout from Recent Spear Phishing Attacks?

Why GSM-Based ATM Skimmers Rule

Pop his site in your RSS reader in the 'must read' folder. You will be better informed if you do.

Also give him  a follow on Twitter. He is @briankrebs there.

If you are interested in getting my content regularly, go ahead and subscribe to my RSS feed. You can also subscribe to have posts emailed to you if you prefer.

-Kevin

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/12/russian-e-payment-giant-chronopay-hacked

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For the inaugural post in the 'What to Read Wednesday' series, I am suggesting that you put Lori MacVittie's blog over at DevCentral in your reader...at the top...in your must read folder.

If you were a follower of the recently deceased IISB posts, you will recognize her site. Lori consistently pens excellent posts on a broad range of topics. Not all of her posts are information security centric, but you should read them anyway. They will make you a much more informed professional.

Besides that, they are fun to read.

Lori has  great voice and a wonderful way of getting her point across.

Some recent posts that I particularly enjoyed are:

There Is No Such Thing as Cloud Security

Like Load Balancing WAN Optimization is a Feature of Application Delivery

The Database Tier is Not Elastic

In case you didn't notice, those three posts represent quite a range of content.

Lori is scary smart.

You need to take advantage of that.

As always, comments welcome below or you can email me at kriggins@infosecramblings.com with your thoughts.

-Kevin

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