Author Archives: Chris Mark

Chris Mark in July 2014 of TransactionWorld (Proximate Reality)

Originally posted on Global Security, Privacy, & Risk Management:
July’s issue of TransactionWorld Magazine was just released.  Click here to read my latest article, “Understanding Proximate Reality to Improve Security”  Here is a preview.. “Various reports are published annually that analyze data…

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Understanding Deterrence & Crime Prevention

Originally posted on Global Security, Privacy, & Risk Management:
This following an excerpt from the 2012 research brief titled “Failed State of Security; A Rational Analysis of Deterrence Theory and Cybercrime.”  I was recently provided a blog post by an…

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“You Can’t Unring That Bell!” – What is a”Data Breach” and When Should I Notify?

Originally posted on Global Security, Privacy, & Risk Management:
There are currently over 45 state breach notification laws, several data protection laws, and numerous regulations including PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, and more.  I frequently find myself working with companies on…

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Offensive Cyber Attacks – A Dangerous Proposition

Originally posted on Global Security, Privacy, & Risk Management:
Let me preface this by saying I have been outspoken about passive cyber defensive strategies and their failure.  You can read my paper: “Failed State of Security” to learn more.  On…

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”Active Responses” to CyberAttacks are Losing Propositions

Originally posted on Global Security, Privacy, & Risk Management:
“Everyone has a plan until the’ve been hit” – Joe Lewis Having spent numerous years providing armed and unarmed physical security in combat zones, hospital emergency rooms, psychiatric wards, and anti-piracy operations…

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SC Magazine; The Need and the Challenge to Define Security

Read the entire article in Feb, 2014 edition of SC Magazine “While used every day, the term “security” can be deceptively difficult to define and may contain various meanings to different people in divergent contexts. The industry at large seems … Continue reading

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Security 101; Security, Exploits & Vulnerabilities

Originally posted on GlobalRiskInfo February, 2012. In light of the recent disclosures of breaches of major security technologies and vendors, I felt compelled to write this post.  One of my favorite subjects to debate (and argue over) is security theory … Continue reading

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