CISSP Exam Passed

I sat my CISSP exam today in Ottawa. Very happy to say I passed with proverbial “flying colours”. I achieved a passing result in 100 questions, the minimum number of questions you must answer to determine a pass, and it took me less than an hour.

I now need to …

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Identifiers and Authenticators

[Originally posted on Medium here. It’s not clear to me whether to keep running with this platform or to use something more convenient like Medium or Ghost.]

Quite literally me thinking out loud about identifiers and authenticators while also trying out this medium.com blogging thing. Feedback is welcome …

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Password Expiry is a Terrible Policy

A pet peeve, and an opinion, triggered by a recent experience:

Regularly occuring enforced password expiry is a terrible policy, whether it is every 60 days, or every 12 months. As a policy, it encourages users to choose the minimally secure password. Given a set of password complexity requirements (length …

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Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge

Books and Books and All Sorts of Books

The Stack

I like to read. I track my reading habits on Goodreads, and I started using the Goodreads annual Reading Challenge a couple years ago. For 2018 I set out to read 24 books, but I blew past 24 books fairly quickly, so …

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