(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Maltegoing Our New Tsar

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So I decided after the article this morning I found about Howies defunct site to do some searches with Maltego. By using this I came up with all kinds of fun information..


In the end I have located his email addresses, correspondences that have been encrypted with PGP, and a couple of his phone numbers. I also used Google to locate some of his presentations on INFOSEC that he gave via ISC. Amazingly there are no notes with that particular Powerpoint.

Anyway, I am still digging on all of this but let me just make my mind known about this choice for Tsar….

1) He worked for two companies that have not been known for stellar security

a) Microsoft

b) Ebay

2) He comes from a military/governmental background also. So he knows the DC Two step and is likely to play by those rules. Meaning he is just another insider who will not get anywhere nor be able to think outside the box

3) The Tsar position has been neutered as far as I have read and thus is just another “captain dunsel” in Star Trek parlance.

In the end, I have little hope that anything will change for the better with regard to our information security posture as a nation both governmentally and privately. In other words, get the rations stored, the water tanked, and the ammo stockpiled.


Written by Krypt3ia

2009/12/27 at 00:52

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