Tuesday, June 30, 2009

corporate censorship

Is it hypocritical for a company to tell employee's to "be the CEO of your own career" or similar language and then block all access to any web site that list job opening or career advice? I think so.

Many web sites categorized by filtering software as "job sites" offer excellent articles and perspectives on work/life balance, career coaching, and self improvement. They can actually help employees become more knowledgeable about their jobs and industry. But some companies are afraid of their employees looking at open jobs.

Amazingly short sighted in my opinion.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ethics and security

Once again Kim Cameron feeds us a nuggest with this post on cybersecurity and ethics (http://bit.ly/91Gst). Cybersecurity has been perceived as a world full of cowboys. It's time to step it up in manner similar to other professions. #yam

Friday, June 12, 2009

Identity for the smart grid

The Smart Grid screams for a User-Centric Identity Metasystem but instead we get a brain dead unsecure mess.

If you haven't figured it out by now, I have some eclectic interests and at some level they all do interconnect.  At least I THINK they interconnect.

I've a sensor network in my home and follow the whole smart grid, power monitoring space.  Some day I'll publish some info on what I have in my home and what I plan to do. 

So, I was terrified to read about how little attention is paid to security of power meters.  What planet are these companies on that build sloppy embedded software that is not secure.  The bad guys won't need to blow up power pylons, they can just send out a command to their bot net and turn everything off.

Did you like the way I got a plug in for the User-Centric Identity Metasystem proposal that Kim Cameron posted earlier this week? ;-)

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