Archive for September 25th, 2007

ISOHunt Blacklisting

I really don’t give a rat’s patooie about ISOHunt, nor the lawsuit-related reasons they’ve evidently chosen to block “US” peers from connecting to their bittorrent trackers. It smacks of a hierarchical internet, flies in the face of Net Neutrality, and seems legally questionable, to boot. Nonetheless, I do have two thoughts on the subject, though…
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Information Assurance Awareness Training

Last week, I posted about a unique computer program called CyberCIEGE, which was developed by the Navy to teach the principles of “Information Assurance” – that’s computer and network security, to you and I.

The response was fairly positive, and scores of people have downloaded the program in the last couple of days. To get the most out of the program – which does, admittedly, have some excellent in-game help – it helps more than just a little bit to understand the military approach to IA. Happily, there’s an easy and free way to get just that understanding – which, quite aside from making the CyberCIEGE “game” easier to complete, confers a number of real-world benefits.
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