Thursday, October 01, 2009

Monthly Blog Round-Up – September 2009

As we all know, blogs are a bit "stateless" and a lot of good content gets lost since many people, sadly, only pay attention to what they see today. These monthly round-ups is my attempt to remind people of useful content from the past month! If you are “too busy to read the blogs,” at least read these.

So, here is my next monthly "Security Warrior" blog round-up of top 5 popular posts/topics.

  1. I don’t know why it is still news, but my change of employment (well, a change from employment to unemployment, that is), covered in “Not at Qualys Anymore,” is on top this month.
  2. Top PCI DSS Security Marketing Annoyances” seems to have impressed a lot of people; it is almost as funny as it is sad (‘#1 don’t misspell “PCI DSS”’)
  3. Bad Humor: Funny Security Roles”  is one of those posts inspired by beer :-) Just read it, then maybe consider a career of “Experienced cloud security veteran” or “Executive security reverse engineer”.
  4. I am no longer surprised that “Why No Open Source SIEM, EVER?” “rules the seas”, taking the spot in Top5 this month again. The older inspiration for this post is “On Open Source in SIEM and Log Management.”
  5. Is Risk Just Too Risky?” I will explore this subject more in the near future (also see “Donn Parker’s “Risks of Risk-Based Security” Summarized”)
  6. A Myth of An Expert Generalist”  is still hot as well; if you have not read it yet, now is the time.

See you in October. Also see my annual “Top Posts” (2007, 2008)

Possibly related posts / past monthly popular blog round-ups:

Obligatory “added everywhere” posts :-)

  • I am not at Qualys anymore and looking for the next big security idea to work on! Meanwhile, I might be available for fun consulting projects related to PCI DSS, log management, SIEM or other fun security things.

Dr Anton Chuvakin