October 2006 Blog Posts
VBug have kindly given me a couple of books to review; so here's the first one, a review of Defeating The Hacker by Robert Schifreen.
This review was originally posted on the VBug blog.
I never have high hopes for "non-technical" security books, I tend to read these things with a developers eye they usually skimp and scrape on detail. Shifreen's attempt is riddled with inconsistencies, inaccuracies and out of date information.
Defeating the Hacker
summaryA non-technical guide to IT security
The good side; each chapter is easy to read, covering a single topic with a checklist of five action points, the "Fundamental Five"....
The Next Generation User Group, started by Dave McMahon and Richard Costall, is now spreading to the Oxford region.
Chris Seary, Dave Oliver and myself will be running the show with the first gathering on the 1st November. I've pressganged Tony Rogerson, the UK's leading SQL Server MVP (when do I get lunch again Tony?) to present "SQL Server 2005 for Developers". I will be attention whoring and presenting a nugget on ASP.Net membership.We will be the Research Machines offices in Abingdon (map), starting at 7pm running till around 9pm., so if you're around come help us shape our branch...
Oh lord. Unedited. Sorry Sarah :) How on earth did Dave get Louise though? The drugs he obviously doping her to keep her from running away with don't show any effects on video.
Charles was in London a few months ago and had the honor of meeting some London Niners: Sabot (and his lovely wife), Blowdart, and Irascian. In this video, Sabot and wife give Charles a brief tour of London including a ride on the world's largest ferris wheel (at least is sure seem like it...) also known as the London Eye. Then, we meet up with Blowdart and Irascian...