Colonial Pipeline, the largest gas pipeline in the United States, temporarily shut down its operations on Friday following a ransomware attack.

A major distributor of fuel from U.S. Gulf Coast refineries to the Atlantic Coast and into New York Harbor, Colonial Pipeline has 5,500 miles of pipeline and transports 45…


On February 5, 2021, a hacker remotely accessed a Florida city’s water treatment network and increased the level of sodium hydroxide (lye) in the water supply.

The attack on the City of Oldsmar’s water supply system is a stark reminder that critical infrastructure organizations must prepare for and defend against…


This was a Twitter thread, so it may be some time before I get it looking like a proper story. This interview of Dr. Jim Loehr with @tferriss reminded me of one reason I am so much better when I write every morning.

We all have a constant companion: our…


(Originally published on December 31, 2011. I think most of it holds up, save some of the references).

It is the time of year when we aspire to change just about everything in our lives.

If you are charting a course for the next year, consider listening to the “Willpower…


I know, what a basic and obvious proposition. Of course the body doesn’t “work” unless you’re breathing. And isn’t breathing- something we do automatically without being aware it’s happening- one of those habits we should all develop? And if it’s working (I am still here, right?), …


We all want to get better in our various roles. Or at least that’s where I start in these pieces. …


Organizations are now familiar with the threats to information technology (IT) systems posed by cyber threats, malicious insiders, and human error. Hardware and software connected to IT networks and the internet are increasingly utilized to help monitor and manage industrial and manufacturing assets and facilities. …


Yes, That’s a VGA-HDMI Adapter.

This is more a journal of the last couple of weeks than a piece with any sort of theme, but perhaps you find some tips or ideas for how get more accustomed to living and working remotely.

The Bigger Picture: What’s Going to Change?

Call it the “new normal,” or adopt whatever buzzword you like, but the…


Consider what additional risks you may face in the event you are working without a net(work), or at least in a different environment.

  1. Use strong, unique passwords (preferably passphrases) for all your computer devices and online accounts. Consider a password manager.
  2. Set your devices, (including your smartphone), to lock after…

(I wrote this with my colleagues Amy Hanna Keeney, and William P. “Billy” Gaudet ).

On March 10, a putative class action complaint was filed by Hector Fuentes in the U.S. District Court of California against Sunshine Behavioral Group, LLC, (Sunshine) in connection with a September 2019 data breach that…

Jack Pringle

Litigator, appellate advocate, regulatory and information technology attorney @adamsandreese, Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US)

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