Sunday, April 19, 2015

B-Sides SF Talk

Here is the demo spreadsheet I'll be using in today's B-Sides SF talk on the Thomas Scoring System (TSS):
Download the spreadsheet and open in Microsoft Excel 2008 or later.  It uses conditional formatting and cell data validation, but no macros or other advanced features.  The sheets are protected to avoid data entry errors, but there is no password.

This is a realistic, fully functional implementation of the TSS applied to a general case: scoring the maturity of a company's information security capability.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Entry in Schneier's Eighth Movie-Plot Threat Contest

Every year, on April Fool's Day, Bruce Schneier hosts a "movie plot threat" contest on his blog.  This year's theme is "evils of encryption".  This is my third year submitting an entry (I won two years ago -- w00t!).  Here is my entry for the 8th contest (500 word limit):