The Invincible Warrior

How to become invincible

An awareness tale (or a tale of awareness), written by Eh’den (Uri) Biber / BlueSkyOfLove.

Dedicated with love to all of us who try to conquer our world.

Once upon a time there was a young man who dreamed of becoming invincible. He heard a legend that in a far away enchanted forest lives an old man, the wisest person in the whole world, so he decided to seek for his advice. He packed up his sword, travelled for months until he reach the forest, and upon his arrival he stood and called: Old man! I’ve heard many stories about your wisdom so I’ve travelled from the other side the world to discover how to become invincible. Would you please tell me the secret?

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The F word – Part 1 – FORGIVENESS

According to neuroscience both self-criticism and criticism of others bring lack of awareness. Forgiveness and compassion – part one in this F word series.

By Eh’den (Uri) Biber

Many of my colleagues in information security believe that they been having a groundhog day when it comes to the universe awareness levels on the subject of information security. Again and again they have to face stupid colleagues/users/management that seems to refuse to understand the importance of information security. Ranging from witty sarcasm via anger to pure evilness (yes, I’ve seen it) people in our profession have developed a wide range of methods to handle their frustration. What they seems to neglect is the fact science shows that our attitude toward our target audience is totally counterproductive.

 

It seems that making people feel self-compassionate about their own actions is much more in-line with neuroscience than the common approach used by most of my information security colleagues. Multiple studies have shown that helping others to become self-compassionate to themselves is the most effective way of helping them to change and handle challenges.

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Size doesn’t matter

Size Doesn’t Matter

Don’t just ask what big data can do for you; ask what you can do for your data.

Why big data can actually mean big problems in information security, why we tend to get lost when we’re “getting high” (mathematically), and why it is far better to have the right data than to have big data.

By Eh’den (Uri) Biber

Last night I set down with my friend Mark Grundland who is a data scientist, mathematician, and frankly one of the smartest and kindest human beings I ever encountered in my life. I showed Mark Alex Hutton slide deck from his RVAsec talk in 2013 called “Towards A Modern Approach To Risk Management” which he loved. When he reached the part of the deck where Alex was talking about “big data” and Hadoop he tried to explain to me what is the mathematical challenges of “big data”. After a minute or so I stopped him, asked him for permission to record it and here is a revised and enhanced transcript of his explanation:

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