Lessons In Intel Failures from Star Wars

A while ago, I came across the below series of Tweets from MG Mick Ryan (An Australian officer) that examines the intelligence failures of one of the most epic wars of mankind….the fight against the empire.

In all seriousness while this is a joking post (I tend to be more of a Star Trek guy myself anyway), there are actually some valid lessons illustrated.

Black Friday Deals

Black Friday

Here are the current deals that I am tracking related to info sec and other general nerdery.  Will update as I can. Here we go again! Pastebin – Lifetime Pro Acct. Deal: $19.95 (normally $49.95) Dates: Current – 11/27 Link: https://pastebin.com/pro?coupon=blackfri Source: https://twitter.com/pastebin/status/1064836723388149760 Shodan – Lifetime Deal: $5 (normally $49) Dates: 11/23 – 11/26 Link: »

Army Cyber Skills Challenge 6

SGT Haubrich Award

Last week was the 6th annual Army Cyber Skills Challenge (ACSC) hosted by my home unit, 780th MI Brigade.  If you don’t recall, I first wrote about ACSC about this time last year.  This was the 2nd year in a row that I served as the OIC for the event, and it was truly bigger »

Chicken or the Egg

Mobile Subscriber Equipment

I was browsing through the 255N Facebook group when someone posted this comment that got a good discussion going. There were several great points that were brought up in the conversation and I posted a short answer myself but I thought that the topic deserved a little bit more discussion.

Warrant Officer Promotions

Warrant Ranks

For the first time in a very long time, the warrant officer promotion board results were actually released in the same FY as when the board actually met!  First let me say congrats to everyone that was selected for promotion.  Before I go into the numbers, let me preface this by saying that these numbers »

Honey Pots Get a Little Less Sticky

honeypot

The other day a friend of mine shared a link to a new academic paper that was just released by a couple of researchers at the University of Cambridge.  The team, Alexander Vetterl and Richard Clayton, wanted to see if they could create a technique to identify publicly accessible honeypots without having to actually interact with them.

COMSEC Is Dead….Long Live COMSEC

COMSEC

Whenever the Army creates a new Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), they have to fill it with bodies initially that aren’t actually the MOS. In late 2013 the Army graduated its first class of the new 25D Cyber Network Defender MOS.  Shorty there after, the 25D, were placed into the unit COMSEC vaults to do a job that they were never designed to do.