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It’s Me, and Here’s My Proof: Why Identity and Authentication Mu. Published: February 14, 2006 By Steve Riley Senior Security StrategistSecurity Technology UnitMicrosoft Corporation See other Viewpoint articles. No matter what kinds of technological or procedural advancements occur, certain principles of computer science will remain -- especially those concerning information security. I’ve noticed lately that, among all the competing claims of security vendors that their latest shiny box will solve all your security woes, a basic understanding of computer science fundamentals is missing. Because good computer science never loses importance, and because knowing the science can help you choose products and develop processes, from time to time I will cover such topics in this column.

The Concepts. Privacy World. Social Engineering Fundamentals, Part I: Hacker Tactics. A True Story One morning a few years back, a group of strangers walked into a large shipping firm and walked out with access to the firm’s entire corporate network. How did they do it? By obtaining small amounts of access, bit by bit, from a number of different employees in that firm. First, they did research about the company for two days before even attempting to set foot on the premises. For example, they learned key employees’ names by calling HR. The strangers knew the CFO was out of town, so they were able to enter his office and obtain financial data off his unlocked computer. In this case, the strangers were network consultants performing a security audit for the CFO without any other employees' knowledge.

Definitions Security is all about trust. Target and Attack Finding good, real-life examples of social engineering attacks is difficult. Social engineering attacks take place on two levels: the physical and the psychological. Social Engineering by Phone. Ethics, Espionage, and Covert Action. "Repugnant Philosophy": Ethics, Espionage, and Covert Action(1) by Dr.

Ethics, Espionage, and Covert Action

David L. Spy & Counterspy. "...she's a flight risk." The Spy Who Billed Me. I've long been skeptical of the Director of National Intelligence's emphasis upon "Excellence in Acquisition," but the recent contracting experience of a green badger has me convinced it might not be such a bad idea after all.

The Spy Who Billed Me

And no, this is not a joke or parody. I'm business as usual in the wacky world of intel contracting. Recently, an intelligence community (IC) agency awarded a multi-year contract for services to a major government contractor after a lengthy, scrupulously fair competition. It was anticipated that there were going to be two, perhaps even three, initial task orders (TOs) on the contract. No problem. The contractor’s contracts manager (CM) that had been assigned to the contract was an experienced hand who had left the awarding agency after several years for the greener pastures and lighter pressures of the private sector. Special Advice For Activists And Dissidents.

Knowing the special concerns and avoiding the special risks that apply to you If you are a political activist or dissident, don't expect that just crossing borders will somehow make you immune to the repressive antics of the Bush administration and the country's reactionary state security apparatus.

Special Advice For Activists And Dissidents

It won't - I can vouch for that fact from personal experience. If anything, it will actually increase the harassment and intimidation - the covert tentacles of Foggy Bottom truly stretch far and wide. What exile will do for you is make you less vulnerable to future repression that is coming within the U.S. - the gulag that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun to prepare for people the government doesn't like (currently being built under the name, "Operation Endgame"), and the increasingly brutal and intolerant behavior of the local police in the States, as well as the increasingly intolerant attitude of the American people themselves towards liberal politics. The Ranger Digest-Outdoor Tips, Tricks, & Techniques for Cam. EQUIPPED TO SURVIVE - Outdoors Gear, Survival Equipment Review &

Lock Picking 101 Guide to Lock Picks Locksmithing Lockpick Sets. Hostage: The Jill Carroll Story - csmonitor.com. Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, was kidnapped by Sunni Muslim insurgents in Baghdad on Jan. 7, 2006.

Hostage: The Jill Carroll Story - csmonitor.com

Over the next 82 days, she had closer contact with Sunni insurgents than any American who has lived to tell the tale. Cryptome. Homeland Security: First Aid Check List. The Survival Kit or Bugout Bag. Assembling a basic first aid kit for home or travel. First Aid Kit. First aid kits can be bought ready made from a chemist or made up to your own personal specification.

First Aid Kit

The components of a first aid kit are largely a matter of personal choice but the kit should contain items sufficient for the size of the party and appropriate to the activity undertaken. The list below is an example of a general first aid kit sufficient for a party of six persons. First Aid Kit Preparation : Article by Ron Fuerst, MD. Surgical Care at the District Hospital. NEEDLES Surgical needles are classified in three categories: Within these categories, there are hundreds of different types.

Surgical Care at the District Hospital

Use cutting needles on the skin, and for securing structures like drains. Use round bodied needles in fragile tissue, for example when performing an intestinal anastomosis.