America’s Cyberwar Hypocrisy | Foreign Affairs (Book Reviews)


The United States has been waging digital warfare for over a quarter century now. But in the future, it must use its cyberpower more cautiously. If a cyberwar spun out of control, the United States would have the most to lose. Source: America’s Cyberwar Hypocrisy | Foreign Affairs Separately, this is one of the best…

Stealing Your Life, by Frank Abagnale


I picked up a copy of Stealing Your Life, by Frank Abagnale, after hearing Frank speak at an IAPP conference in 2009. (He was a great speaker.) Several years later, I finally have gotten around to reading it. The book is a fast read and contains dozens of vignettes about identity theft illustrating every possible…

Summertime Reading- The Cuckoo’s Egg


The Cuckoo’s Egg makes for fun and educational reading. I’m about halfway through. I manage about 15 minutes at night somewhere between 1 and 2 a.m. An astronomer at Berkley is laid off and then “recycled” into the computer department in the late 1980’s. A 75 cent computer error results in his discovering what we…