Every day we hear reports of new cyber-threats, and every single time they point to the same culprit: people as the weakest link in cyber-security. In addition to my earlier rant on cybersecurity and human behavior, a great piece was posted a few weeks ago in Government Computer News that articulates the issue very well. A case in point is the recent drone virus revealed by Wired. It is a great example of the lack of appreciation for the tradeoffs you need to make when running missions. After the 2008 incident in which an infected removable media drive was the vector of entry for a worm into an overseas secret-level DoD network, the use of USB drives has been severely restricted throughout the military.
Cybersecurity: Behavior, Behavior, Behavior
Icosystem and Agile New England Sponsors Boston Coderetreat
Icosystem is teaming up with Agile New England to sponsor the Boston Coderetreat for the Global Day Of Coderetreat on December 3rd, 2011. Zach Shaw, a Senior Software Developer at Icosystem and organizer of the Boston Software Craftsmanship Group, will be facilitating the event.
Global Day of Coderetreat is a world-wide event celebrating passion and software craftsmanship. Over 2,200 passionate software developers in 90 cities around the world will spend the day practicing the craft of software development using the coderetreat format.