Martijn Lammerts
My own digital place with a little of everything

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak: I'm speaking at Data in Smarter Cities in New York City on October 23, 2018. I'm speaking at the Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 24, 2018. I'm speaking at ISF's 29th Annual World Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 30, 2018. I'm...
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Security in a World of Physically Capable Computers

It's no secret that computers are insecure. Stories like the recent Facebook hack, the Equifax hack and the hacking of government agencies are remarkable for how unremarkable they really are. They might make headlines for a few days, but they're just the newsworthy tip of a very large iceberg. The risks are about to get worse, because computers are being...
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Another Bloomberg Story about Supply-Chain Hardware Attacks from China

Bloomberg has another story about hardware surveillance implants in equipment made in China. This implant is different from the one Bloomberg reported on last week. That story has been denied by pretty much everyone else, but Bloomberg is sticking by its story and its sources. (I linked to other commentary and analysis here.) Again, I have no idea what's true....
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Security Vulnerabilities in US Weapons Systems

The US Government Accounting Office just published a new report: "Weapons Systems Cyber Security: DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilities" (summary here). The upshot won't be a surprise to any of my regular readers: they're vulnerable. From the summary: Automation and connectivity are fundamental enablers of DOD's modern military capabilities. However, they make weapon systems more vulnerable...
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Access Now Is Looking for a Chief Security Officer

The international digital human rights organization Access Now (I am on the board) is looking to hire a Chief Security Officer. I believe that, somewhere, there is a highly qualified security person who has had enough of corporate life and wants instead to make a difference in the world. If that's you, please consider applying....
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The US National Cyber Strategy

Last month, the White House released the "National Cyber Strategy of the United States of America. I generally don't have much to say about these sorts of documents. They're filled with broad generalities. Who can argue with: Defend the homeland by protecting networks, systems, functions, and data; Promote American prosperity by nurturing a secure, thriving digital economy and fostering strong...
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