Thoughts on the CISSP (Guest)

  Guest Post by Santa Clara Law colleague, Kim Wallace What is the CISSP? The Certified Information Systems Security Professional credential, CISSP, is a cybersecurity certification developed and administered by the non-profit International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, a.k.a. (ISC)2. While security certifications proliferate today, CISSP was the first and remains the most well-known. Two […]

Consistent Incremental Progress

Consistent incremental progress is, most of the time, just as good as occasional massive advancement. So, in the spirit of New Year’s Eve and all associated traditions, I’ve chosen to rethink how I go about the new year.

Encryption Mythbusters

This post is not just for technical people: it’s a discussion about what encryption is and how we can bust a few myths going around in the media.  No matter your job title, it’s always good to know the signs of bad security so that even if you can’t fix it yourself, you can throw a fit until someone else does.

AI > ML

Artificial Intelligence is, as a field of study, larger than Machine Learning.  In fact, ML is just a specific subset of AI.  I wasn’t too clear on where exactly the line was drawn, but it turns out the accepted industry answer is that you can have AI without ML, but whenever you’re doing ML, that’s a form of AI.

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is when you’re convinced that you’ve faked your way to where you are now and that it’s only a matter of time before the people around you start to catch on.  The problem here is that knowing you have it doesn’t actually make it any better.