Category: Industrial Complex

ShmooCon: You’re a Jerk

ShmooCon: You’re a Jerk

Tickets sell outs for this event, one which will only allow 1,250 attendees, have occurred in seconds each time registration is opened. Where there is this kind of demand, there is bound to be chicanery.

Asian Men Prefer LIGATT

Asian Men Prefer LIGATT

A number of new Twitter accounts spawned today, all tweeting positively about the disgraced security firm LIGATT security (plagiarism, threats, stock manipulation), responding to actual security professionals, and all using avatars that are easily attributable to other web sites.

NationalCyberSecurity.com has all “Original Content”

NationalCyberSecurity.com has all “Original Content”

Readers of Yahoo Finance were treated to the following wackadoo press release on Friday: National Cyber Security Uncovers Racism Within the Computer Security Industry.

LIGATT’s Evans Strikes Back

LIGATT’s Evans Strikes Back

Gregory Evans, the CEO of LIGATT Security, is not taking the criticism heaped upon himself and his firm or his latest book lying down.

Did LIGATT Security’s CEO Threaten the Life of a Security Professional?

Did LIGATT Security’s CEO Threaten the Life of a Security Professional?

How did one of these men come to threaten the lives of the other and his family?

A Loss of SecurityFocus

A Loss of SecurityFocus

The announcement came out earlier today that SecurityFocus, a long standing security news portal started in 1999 and home of a number of popular mailing lists including the well known Bugtraq is being shuttered by Symantec. While aspects of the site will continue (the mailing lists will remain and some content will be moved to Symantec Connect), the loss of the news portal and site itself is a significant loss of historical perspective on the information security industry from what was a long standing news and research source.