Author Archives: John Bullock
Privacy & Security Conference, Day 1
The 2021 Privacy and Security conference in Victoria was very different from previous editions. Still, there was excellent content at this virtual conference. And Drew McArthur was a great MC as always. Yesterday’s second keynote had the following slide — … Continue reading
Cybersecurity and the future
Wall street visionaries provide chilling views on next big risk “If I lie awake thinking about bad things that can happen, my concerns … are almost all about cybersecurity.” ~ R. Martin Chavez Chilling yes, but it looks like any … Continue reading
Lock picking during lockdown
Have you kept up your lock pick skills since my 2019-05-15 workshop? Lockdown is the perfect time to practice — with your own locks of course …be kind😇 For inspiration, I recommend youtube.com/c/lockpickinglawyer/videos
Super-quick tubeless fix + true!
Tubeless rear tire leaking 20psi/night & wheel out of true. Kudos to Halldór & Bill at Trek Bikes in Victoria. Had me back on road in 6 min for $6!
My slides from last week
My slides from PNIAF in Seattle last week are now posted. Slide 26 has the best takeaway and slide 21 the best (auditor) humour.
It isn’t a failure. It’s data
“[Everything’s] a pilot. If it doesn’t work, it isn’t a failure. It’s data.” Dorie Clarke on reinventing yourself. But it’s good advice for life generally.
PNIAF in Seattle, March 17
I’ll be presenting at the Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum (PNIAF) on March 17. I just need to spice up my provisional title a little. “Mobile Device Auditing” sounds boring 🙂
Kiran Ahluwalia @ UVic
Rez Abbasi (guitar), Nitin Mitta (tabla and vocals) and Louis Simão (accordian) accompanied Kiran Ahluwalia last night. They delivered a fantastic evening’s entertainment. World-class performers. Better than the Oscars 🙂 Kiran took time to talk to us when autographing CDs … Continue reading
What are police cameras for?
From the Washington Post story Hackers Hit D.C. Police Closed-Circuit Camera Network “ransomware left police cameras unable to record [from Jan 12 to 15]” and “the safety of the public or protectees was never jeopardized” So to be clear: Cameras … Continue reading