What is a DDOS? Explaining it to your grandmother

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What is a DDOS? Explaining it to your grandmother

October 24th, 2016 by Jeanne Boyarsky

After Friday’s internet attack, I had to explain what a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack was to my mother. She’s not so good with computers which is why her computer is a Chromebook. Here’s what I came up with: Imagine I ring your doorbell and then run around the corner. You answer the door, […]

FIRST robotics 2017 background check and social security number

October 9th, 2016 by Jeanne Boyarsky

This year, when you register to volunteer with FIRST Robotics in VIMS, you get prompted to register in Verified Volunteers so they can do a background check. In particular to determine you don’t have a criminal history and aren’t a sex offender. ¬†For the most part, this is straightforward. You give some minimal information about […]

the bad things happen when you’re not looking – ryan huber – qcon

June 14th, 2016 by Jeanne Boyarsky

See the live blog table of contents. Gist is posted at https://goo.gl/ZAxCnH (github login required) Ryan was the first security employee at Slack. He is doing an experiment where red slides means don’t take pictures or tweet about the slide. I really like that idea. It makes speaker intent clear. How find out about a […]