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Judge Tells Criminal a father should have “beat the hell” out of him to prevent crime… July 17, 2014

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Callahan2While this is not security related, I feel I have to comment on this social issue.  According to reports, Wayne County Judge James Callahan told Latrez Cummings that the “…young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to “beat the hell” out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime…”  Mr. Cummings was sentenced to six months in jail for his participation in the gang beating of Steve Utash who was beaten after hitting a child with his truck on a Detroit street.  Do I think Cummings is a criminal who should be in jail? Absolutely.  Do I think, as Judge Callahan stated that a child needs: “someone to discipline you. Someone to beat the hell out of you when you made a mistake, as opposed to allowing you or encouraging you to do it to somebody else.”  No.  The fact that a sitting judge would reduce the factors involved in criminality to simply not ‘beating a child’ enough or believe that the way to deter such behavior is through ‘beating a child’ is offensive and demonstrates why our justice system in the  US is in shambles.  Judge Callahan clearly does not believe that women (moms) are capable of raising or disciplining children and appears to be believe that the only effective way to deter aberrant behavior is to beat a child.  This is ignorant at best, and dangerous at its worse.  There are many reasons for crime.  Judge Callahan needs to learn more about crime prevention and less about ‘beating children’.  

Chris Mark @ AT&Ts #ChatDPD talking about Privacy July 8, 2014

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HeadshotChris2013_COMPJoin AT&T tomorrow (July 9th) at 3pm Eastern for an AT&T Small Business Twitter discussion where we will be answering questions related to privacy.  You can tweet your questions in real time or follow us in real time at: https://twitter.com/hashtag/chatdpd?f=realtime  I look forward to catching up on Twitter!

Now Open! Vets4InfoSec.com Online Community for Vets Interested in InfoSec June 30, 2014

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iStock_000016696389XSmallA few weeks ago I put up a Facebook page for Veterans who may be interested learning more about Information Security.  The response was much greater than I had expected.  In response, I have setup an online community for Veterans interested in learning more about the field.  You can join at www.Vets4InfoSec.com  for FREE!…The objective of the group is to provide a forum for education, discussion, and networking for veterans and current service members who are interested in transitioning or simply wanting to learn more about information security.  If you are not a service member or veteran and want to help contribute to the body of knowledge and provide expertise, please feel free to join, as well.    A number of veterans have made the leap from military to InfoSec.  The current head of the PCI SSC is a Former Marine Grunt!…I am a former Grunt and a number of other folks have moved over… It is a great career and something that is well positioned for military members to have success.

Chris Mark speaking on PCI at a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) event 2013 June 29, 2014

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I was privileged to be able to speak at an AT&T BPO event in 2013.  In Feb 2014 AT&T Marketing published the videos.  I found one but was unaware they had published all 3. I hope you enjoy. (remember…the camera adds 10 lbs! ;)

Understanding Deterrence & Crime Prevention June 25, 2014

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punishmentThis following an excerpt from the 2012 research brief titled “Failed State of Security; A Rational Analysis of Deterrence Theory and Cybercrime.”  I was recently provided a blog post by an ‘expert’ in which the author was again blaming the victim of a data breach while chiding companies for believing that they should not expect law enforcement to be there when you need them.  The author misses a major purpose of the criminal justice system; Deterrence of criminal behavior.  I late 2013 a US Senator stood in front of a Target store and blamed Target for their data breach.  Interestingly, this senator did not state that the US should redouble efforts to deter cybercrime through more effective laws or more aggressive law enforcement actions.   Until the laws and criminal justice system can begin to deter such behavior, cybercrime will continue to plague data industries.  So what is deterrence?

An Overview of Deterrence Theory

Deterrence theory has applications in a variety of fields including military, and maritime security settings, foreign affairs, and in criminology, to name a few. While seemingly unrelated, when looked at closely, the similarities are apparent.  Each these fields involve human decisions and humans that have the ability to behave and act in a manner contrary to the wishes of the other party. It is the ‘human element’ that is being modified by deterrent strategies.

History of Deterrence Theory

The concept of deterrence is relatively easy to understand and likely extends to the earliest human activities in which one early human dissuaded another from stealing food by employing the threat of violence against the interloper.  Written examples of deterrence can be attributed as far back as the Peloponnesian War, when Thucydides wrote that there were many conflicts in which one army maneuvered in a manner that convinced the opponent that beginning or escalating a war would not be worth the risk.[1]  In the 4th Century BC, Sun Tzu wrote: “When opponents are unwilling to fight with you, it is because they think it is contrary to their interests, or because you have misled them in to thinking so.”[2]  While most people seem to instinctively understand the concept at the individual level, contemporary deterrence theory was brought to the forefront of political and military affairs during the Second World War with the deployment of nuclear weapons against Nagasaki and Hiroshima.[3]   (more…)

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