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AWS Week in Review – February 27, 2016

Post Syndicated from Jeff Barr original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-week-in-review-february-27-2016/

This edition includes all of our announcements, content from all of our blogs, and as much community-generated AWS content as I had time for. Going forward I hope to bring back the other sections, as soon as I get my tooling and automation into better shape.

Monday

February 27

Tuesday

February 28

Wednesday

March 1

Thursday

March 2

Friday

March 3

Saturday

March 4

Sunday

March 5

Jeff;

 

Computer Science Education Is Security Education

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/06/computer_scienc.html

This essay argues that teaching computer science at the K-12 level is a matter of national security.

I think the argument is even broader. Computers, networks, and algorithms are at the heart of all of our complex social and political issues. We need broader literacy for all sorts of political and social reasons.

Part 2: On Passwords, Password Policies, and Teaching

Post Syndicated from David original http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DevilsAdvocateSecurity/~3/xUY98wlIycU/part-2-on-passwords-password-policies.html

I noted in yesterday’s post that I used the answers to drive a conversation with a student employee, but didn’t provide details. I was asked what the assignment was, and thought that it might be of interest.I provided the initial question, and my response about what drives institutional policy – essentially what I summarized here. The assignment was:Explain how you would answer this question for a user, and for IT management, and how your policy might differ for each of these environments:A large multinational corporationA commercial website like Amazon, or a cloud service like Dropbox or PicasaA small company or non-profitThis sort of thought exercise is one that I feel is crucial for those who are learning information security, and is similar to questions I ask my employees when we discuss why our policies are what they are.

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Part 2: On Passwords, Password Policies, and Teaching

Post Syndicated from David original http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DevilsAdvocateSecurity/~3/xUY98wlIycU/part-2-on-passwords-password-policies.html

I noted in yesterday’s post that I used the answers to drive a conversation with a student employee, but didn’t provide details. I was asked what the assignment was, and thought that it might be of interest.I provided the initial question, and my response about what drives institutional policy – essentially what I summarized here. The assignment was:Explain how you would answer this question for a user, and for IT management, and how your policy might differ for each of these environments:A large multinational corporationA commercial website like Amazon, or a cloud service like Dropbox or PicasaA small company or non-profitThis sort of thought exercise is one that I feel is crucial for those who are learning information security, and is similar to questions I ask my employees when we discuss why our policies are what they are.

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