Security policy is like a seatbelt. It will not protect you every time, but it is guaranteed to fail if you choose not to use it.No security policy is perfect. In fact, it should be a continuously evolving body of work which is improved as the industry changes and learns. The biggest challenge is not the exactness of the policies; rather it is the awareness and consistent adoption by the employees. An appropriate level of effort must be directed at the successful marketing and support by the target audience.It may not be sexy, but policy can empower the Management support and maintenance of policy are key factors in leveraging this tool. Clear and straightforward verbiage coupled with sufficient marketing saturation can deliver necessary awareness to affect behaviors. With employee support of security principles, an organization takes a great step forward in achieving an optimal security posture. So am I contributing to the problem of over simplifying security? Or am I reaching out to those who might not take an inordinate amount of time necessary to understand the complexities and nuances of our industry? You decide and feel free to share your knowledge-nuggets.A Company’s Greatest Security Threat and Asset Everyone wants information security to be easy. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were simple enough to fit snugly inside a fortune cookie? Well, although I don’t try to promote such foolish nonsense, I do on occasion pass on readily digestible nuggets to reinforce security principles and get people thinking how security applies to their environment. Common SenseI think the key to fortune cookie advice is ‘common sense’ in the context of security. It must be simple, succinct, and make sense to everyone, while conveying important security aspects.Here is my Fortune Cookie advice for August:
While the blame game is yet to settle in India over the turning track in Pune, best utilised by unfancied Australia to give the home team a hiding, the BCCI and host Maharashtra Cricket Association would heave a sigh of relief to know they have escaped any sanction from the ICC.Sources have confirmed to India Today that the match referee has submitted his report over Pune Test playing conditions to ICC and there is no mention of the wicket being ‘poor’ or ‘unfit’. (Australian media hail Pune Test win no one saw coming)”Given that the track was not up and down, the ball turned consistently, the seamers picked up wickets and there were runs scored, the match referee found no complaints against the track put to use in Pune,” a source confirmed.The Pune Test which lasted eight sessions and a few overs finished on Day 3 and saw the famed Indian batting line up fold over for 105 and 107 respectively in the two innings. The Steve Smith led Australian team won the toss to post 260 in the first innings and managed to put together 285 in the second essay thanks to a gutsy hundred by the captain against a trioka of Indian spinners.The tracks for play in India remain under scrutiny as the ICC is on the look out to ensure home advantage is not misused by tailor made spinning wickets in the sub continent. (Surprised with the way Australia won: Michael Clarke to India Today)The Nagpur Test wicket during the India South Africa series in late 2015 was reported to be ‘poor’ by the ICC match referee. The BCCI had then contested the “excessive turn” charge defending India’s right to deliver spinning wickets just as seaming wickets are dished out to them overseas.advertisementUnder the sanctions’ section of the ICC’s pitch monitoring process, the penalty for a pitch given a ‘poor’ rating for the first time is a warning and/or a fine not exceeding 15000 USD’. For a wicket black marked as ‘unfit’, the venue stands to lose hosting rights for a period of 1 to 3 years. (India will now be scared of preparing turning pitches vs Australia: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)There were some concerns in the Indian ranks if the report could be adverse given that the adjudicating match referee was former English player Chris Broad whom many Indian cricketers privately charge of being particularly harsh towards them.However the ICC not finding anything adverse in the wicket does underline the modern Indian batsmen’s limitations against the ball turning big.This also opens up the template of sharp turning wickets being used in Test cricket so long as the turn and bounce is even and consistent throughout the Test match.
Bayern Munich chairman Rummenigge not ruling out Lucas Hernandez dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is coy over talk of a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.There’s been talk of Bayern meeting the €85m buyout clause in Lucas’ Atletico contract.”No decision has been made about this,” said Rummenigge. “Hasan Salihamidzic (sports director) and his team of scouts are watching interesting players, it’s their job and they’re doing it very well.”We have not yet made a final decision about whether we are going to do something in winter or summer. “I am not afraid of the future and we will carry out this change in the team, now we are in the first phase, the second will start in summer.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
mirror lake jump shut down after cardiac arestUpdate: According to The Columbus Dispatch, the unidentified man has died after suffering from cardiac arrest. Our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone affected by this tragedy.Update: #OhioState administration source says unidentified student dies after Mirror Lake jump… https://t.co/G5boK8feRm— dispatch editor (@dispatcheditor) November 25, 2015Earlier: Every year, on the Tuesday night ahead of the Michigan game, Ohio State students jump into Mirror Lake on campus to celebrate the rivalry. This time around, the festivities were cut a bit short. According to OSU student newspaper The Lantern, the jump was ended at 12:20 AM after emergency responders had to rush an unidentified man to the Wexner Medical Center. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the man was suffering from cardiac arrest.It was reported by Director of Public Safety Vernon Baisden at 4:45 AM that the man is currently in critical condition. Here’s video, via The Lantern:We’ll update this post as more information as it becomes available.
After two days and almost 500,000 votes, we’re moving onto the second round of our 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media bracket. We’ve learned a few things along the way.We seriously underseeded Jim Rome, who took down 1-seed Clay Travis in a tight battle. Who knew?Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless are going to be really, really hard to beat.Jemele Hill is a sleeper to come out of Darren Rovell’s region.Colin Cowherd vs. Deadspin is going to be fantastic.The biggest snub, according to the thousands of tweets/emails we got, was Dan Dakich.Voting is now closed on the first round of the tournament. You can view the results here. Let’s vote on the second round:The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media: Round Of 32Vote On The Right Side Of The Bracket BelowSkip Bayless Region:1. Skip Bayless vs. 8. Mike GreenbergBayless scored the biggest win of the entire first round, 94%-6% over Mike Bianchi. Greenberg took down Golic, 58%-42%. It’s a morning show battle in round two. More Annoying: Skip Bayless or Mike Greenberg?2. Colin Cowherd vs. 10. Deadspin Cowherd, who took down McIntyre, 85%-15%, thinks that Deadspin has fallen off. We’ll find out. Deadspin beat Jay Bilas, 66%-34%. More Annoying: Colin Cowherd or Deadspin?3. Mike Francesa vs. 11. Woody PaigeMr. Diet Coke vs. Around The Horn’s most notorious villain. Francesa crushed SDS, 80%-20%. Paige scored an upset over Barkley, 71%-29%. More Annoying: Mike Francesa or Woody Paige?4. Paul Finebaum vs. 5. Jason WhitlockPawwl vs. Big Sexy – lord help us. Finebaum beat out Beadle, 70%-30%. Whitlock snuck by Papi LeBatard, 60%-40%. More Annoying: Paul Finebaum or Jason Whitlock?Clay Travis Region:8. Rick Reilly vs. 16. Jim RomeRome took down 1-seed Clay Travis, 54%-46%. Apparently people really still don’t like him. Reilly, who defeated Todd McShay, 71%-29%, is a tough out though. More Annoying: Rick Reilly or Jim Rome?2. Dick Vitale vs. 7. Max KellermanVitale shouldn’t be on here? So much for that – he crushed Nantz, 74%-26%. Barstool fell to Kellerman, 57%-43%. One of the more intriguing round two matchups. More Annoying: Dick Vitale or Max Kellerman?3. Doug Gottlieb vs. 11. SB Nation’s Twitter MafiaGottlieb edged out Jaws, 59%-41%. SB Nation notched perhaps the best upset of the first round, beating out Herbstreit, 72%-28%. A round two win would be shocking. More Annoying: Doug Gottlieb or SB Nation’s Twitter Mafia?4. Keith Olbermann vs. 12. Lee CorsoOlbermann doubled up Chris Chase, 67%-33%. Corso beat out his former coworker, Erin Andrews, 59%-41%. These two people are so drastically different it’s amazing they’re facing off. More Annoying: Keith Olbermann or Lee Corso?Vote On The Left Side Of The Bracket Here >>>
zoom South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register for an LNG-fuelled 250,000 dwt class very large ore carrier (VLOC).HHI has been focusing its efforts on LNG-fuelled ships as part of its plans to meet the market’s needs for environmentally friendly shipping, ahead of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) SOx emission limitations from 2020 and increased developments in the global supply of gas.Anangel, Woodside, LR and HHI commenced a joint development project (JDP) last year to develop the LNG-fuelled VLOC design optimised for the trade route from North West Australia to North Asia, based on the XDF engine. The JDP’s main objective is to achieve the lowest practical incremental capital and operating costs to help LNG as a fuel compete against other post-2020 compliance options for bulk carriers.Anangel as the ship owner and operator provided practical advice on the design concept, while Woodside as the LNG supplier provided information on the outlook for LNG bunkering infrastructure in the region and outlook for LNG against other fuels. LR facilitated the high-level hazard identification (HAZID) in order to identify the major hazards and verify the safety of the vessel design. HHI completed the optimised design of the VLOC with the LNG-fuelled system, and LR provided class approval and issued AiP to HHI.Recently all JDP members reviewed an in-depth economic evaluation of the LNG-fuelled system against a wide range of ultra-low sulphur marine fuel oil prices to assess the competitiveness of LNG-fuelled bulk carriers and exchange ideas on what could be done to help advance the use of LNG as a fuel.The parties are now discussing the potential for a further phase of the JDP, including additional partners, in order to increase the feasibility and attractiveness of LNG as a fuel through new technologies, reduced capital cost and increased operating efficiency.
New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday posted a video of a woman being panned by a policeman for wearing jewellery while she was attempting to file an eve-teasing complaint, and said the first step towards ensuring justice for women is listening to them.She posted the video in which a woman is narrating that she was eve teased by a group of men and her brother was beaten up for protesting their remarks. In response, the police officer asks the woman about her attire and bangles and locket worn by married women. He also pulls up her family. “A girl who has gone to file a report of eve-teasing is being treated in this manner at a police station. On one hand, crimes against women are not going down in Uttar Pradesh, on the other hand, protectors of law are behaving in this manner,” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted. The first step towards getting justice for women is listening to them, she said.
OAKLAND, Calif. — In California, inmates typically are granted parole by doing good deeds or showing they have been rehabilitated by becoming pastors, drug counsellors or youth advocates. For Walter “Earlonne” Woods, the path to freedom was podcasting.Woods, 47, was recently released from San Quentin State Prison after California Gov. Jerry Brown commuted his 31-years-to-life sentence for attempted armed robbery. Brown cited Woods’ leadership in helping other inmates and his work at “Ear Hustle,” a podcast he co-hosts and co-produces that documents everyday life inside the prison.Woods has since been hired as a full-time producer for the often funny and at times heart-wrenching podcast, which has been a smashing success since its launch in 2017. The show’s roughly 30 episodes have been downloaded 20 million times by fans all over the world.Listeners have praised “Ear Hustle” online as “eye-opening” and “incredibly humanizing.” But for Woods, one of the most meaningful reviews came from the governor’s office when they called with the good news.“The one thing that the lady said, you know, she told me, ‘We love the podcast in this office,’ ” Woods told The Associated Press of the commutation call from Brown’s office. “I don’t know if the governor listens, but people in his office listen. People really like what we do.”During their podcast, Woods and fellow creator and outside co-host, prison volunteer Nigel Poor, give listeners a peek into the hardships and small joys of men incarcerated at the medium-security facility.In interviews with the hosts, inmates discuss struggles such as finding a compatible cellmate to share a 5- by 10-foot (1.5- by 3-meter) cell, share why they take care of frogs or black widow spiders as if they were pets, or describe the impact of solitary confinement or being on death row.Woods, an affable man with a quick smile and a sharp sense of humour, helps listeners understand prison life, while Poor brings an outsider’s perspective, asking insightful questions that at times push inmates to reflect on what put them behind bars.The podcast offers listeners an intimate look into lives society doesn’t spend much time thinking about, said Woods, who spent 21 years behind bars.“People get to see the car chases. They get to see the trial. But they don’t know what happens after you get to prison,” Woods said. “We’ve been able to really humanize people, and people realize that those in prison are just people who made dumb decisions.”Brown agreed, and in his commutation letter, issued the day before Thanksgiving, the governor said Woods “has clearly shown that he is no longer the man he was when he committed this crime.”“He has set a positive example for his peers and, through his podcast, has shared meaningful stories from those inside prison,” Brown wrote.The podcast project started after Poor, a San Francisco Bay Area artist who has volunteered at San Quentin since 2011, approached Woods.In 2016, Poor saw Public Radio Exchange’s Radiotopia network was sponsoring a podcast talent contest, and she asked Lt. Sam Robinson, San Quentin’s spokesman, for permission to enter. Another co-creator, Antwan Williams, who is serving 15 years for armed robbery, came on board to do its sound design.Their pitch beat more than 1,500 contestants from 53 countries, and they received the backing of a group of radio professionals, Poor said.“Everyone was shocked when we won, especially the prison. Lt. Robinson told me he let us enter because he never thought we would win,” she said, laughing.“Ear Hustle,” — eavesdropping, in prison slang — has found international success, with fans sending cards and letters from as far as New Zealand, Qatar in the Middle East, and Mauritius in East Africa. The free show also can be accessed in prisons throughout California and the United Kingdom. New episodes are posted every couple of weeks.Julie Shapiro, Radiotopia executive producer, describes the podcast as a “roller coaster of emotions” that challenges what people understand about life in prison.“People don’t expect to have something in common with those telling their stories from prison, but the details of their lives resonate with listeners because they hear these men encounter daily life in some of the same ways that we do,” Shapiro said.The outpouring of love and appreciation for the show has grown since Woods announced on a Nov. 24 episode that Brown commuted his sentence.The first thing Woods did after walking through the prison gates on Nov. 30 was take in the view of the San Francisco Bay and of the ocean “as far as the eye can see.” An episode featured his first moments as a free man.Since then, he’s been noticing new styles, like women everywhere in yoga pants, and people walking through the streets with their heads bowed. He quickly realized they were looking at their smartphones, which didn’t exist when he started his sentence in 1997.Woods has also spent time people-watching at a high-end department store, visited Disneyland and recently made eggs for the first time in two decades.The fourth season of “Ear Hustle,” which will be released this summer, will feature stories of his re-entry to society and interviews with other inmates released after long sentences. He and Poor also plan to visit maximum-security prisons and tell the stories of prisoners there.“There’s a lot of people that’s in there that should be out,” Woods said. “I created a podcast, but I’m not the exception.”Olga R. Rodriguez, The Associated Press
Hyderabad: The probe into the data theft case against IT Grids, a firm providing IT services to Andhra Pradesh’s ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), has gathered pace, said a top officer on Saturday. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has stepped up the probe, said Inspector General of Police Stephen Ravindra, haeding the SIT, after more searches and scene reconstruction at the company’s office in Madhapur here. SIT along with clues team, scientific and technical advisors and experts visited the IT Grids office. “As part of the investigation, today we are reconstructing the scene here,” the official told reporters at the firm’s office. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepHe said the investigations were being conducted from all angles. He said devices and other material seized so far were sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for analysis and the same would be submitted to the court. The SIT was awaiting a reply from Amazon and Google about the data being used by IT Grids. On quash petition filed by IT Grids CEO D. Ashok in Telangana High Court, Stephen Ravindra said they would counter the petition. Cyberabad police had booked a case against IT Grids on March 2 on a complaint by T. Lokeswara Reddy that sensitive data including personal information of citizens of Andhra Pradesh was being processed illegally by the company without consent of the citizens. The data was allegedly used by the company for an app developed by it for TDP cadres. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsTelangana government on Wednesday constituted nine-member SIT for thorough investigations into the case. SIT was on the lookout for D. Ashok to interrogate and find out how he had access to data from government database. SIT chief said data of Telangana citizens was also found with the company. The police case and subsequent developments have triggered a huge row between the Telugu states with Andhra Pradesh alleging that TDP’s data was stolen under a conspiracy by Telangana’s ruling party Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR Congress party. In a tit-for-tat, Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday set up an SIT to probe data theft case against Telangana.
The chart above shows these increases for the 18 teams that have qualified for the Stanley Cup Final over the past nine seasons. The 2009 Detroit Red Wings had the biggest change in intensity between the regular season and the playoffs — they averaged 14.0 more hits per game in the postseason. Last year’s finals featured the Los Angeles Kings, who increased their hit number by 8.0 per game, and the New York Rangers, whose hit number rose by 6.8.And it’s not just that the hits increase as the season goes on. When I restricted the data to only regular-season games in the last few weeks of the season (March and April), I still found a playoff increase of 14.4 hits per game. This suggests that the differences between the regular and postseason are not attributable to an overall increase in hitting as the season goes on. Thinning out the data a bit more to look only at regular-season games between two eventual playoff teams, I still found that there were 14.2 more hits in postseason games than in regular-season ones.The players, of course, have rising hit tallies themselves. The active player with the biggest increase in hits: Pittsburgh Penguins winger Blake Comeau. While Comeau averages just 2.0 hits per game in the regular season, his postseason average is 5.5. Even though he has played only six postseason games, this difference is statistically significant.Every game in the the first round of the playoffs is likely to feature a lot of heavy hitting. If you’re looking for the series that should have the biggest intensity jump, look no further than the Montreal Canadiens versus the Ottawa Senators and Comeau’s Penguins versus the Rangers. Both of these series feature six players whose playoff increase in hits is in the top 50 in the NHL. It’s April, and the Stanley Cup lies in wait. The NHL postseason starts Wednesday, and with it comes the NHL’s most intense play. It’s not just the stakes that rise this time of year. It’s the on-ice aggression, too.Using data from every regular and postseason NHL game from 2005-06 through today, I identified every hit that was registered on the official play-by-play record. When comparing the total number of non-overtime hits in the more than 11,000 regular-season games and more than 750 postseason games, I found that there’s a massive and statistically significant increase in hits when the playoffs start.Regular-season games average about 42.0 total hits for both teams prior to overtime. In the playoffs, that number jumps 36 percent to 57.2 pre-overtime hits per game.Out of the 144 playoff teams since the 2005-06 NHL season, 142 increased their average number of hits per game after the playoffs started. For 101 of the teams, this difference is unlikely to have occurred because of randomness.1Meaning the p-value was less than .05.