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  1. Ted Clayton

    From their About page:

    Cyber Squared stops sophisticated cyber threats by putting actionable threat intelligence into the hands of cyber defenders.

    Security is a naturally fascinating topic for many. And not just on networks & computers.

    Security-interests & pursuits drive culture & institutions in specific ways. It prioritizes & rewards competence. It recommends certain habits & practices, and warns against others.

    That there are real hostile actors, that the ‘little guy’ can do so much to enhance security, and that her own assets receive the benefit of her efforts, is downright charming.

    That network security cannot be provided by career personnel in uniform, and is not the province of a Federal agency (like medicines or the airspace), means that our own responses to it will influence Internet development & evolution.

    Security-interests are antithetical to the dummied-down Internet-consumerism some crave.


  2. FYI:
    The WordPress.com site mentioned has now been suspended for violation the TOS
    Plus One for the good guys :)


  3. The site has been suspended… Which is good of course, but I don’t think that is nearly enough.

    I was spam-bombed into a total reload on my first site ever. Personally I think those that do this sort of thing are guilty of burglary of a business with intent to steal, even if the site is not commercial in nature. The theft is the attempt to pick the pockets of your readers, the burglary is in the bypassing of deliberate protections through deliberate actions and intent. But…

    None of that will ever happen of course, because “this is just advertising tactics” is the lie that we are conditioned to think automatically.

    Thanks to the OP for the post. May I repost this on Disinfo [.] com?


  4. Hey Jeffro thanks for highlighting this, the WordPress.com TOS team has taken a look at this site and we are also investigating to see if there are more related sites we should be shutting down.

    In future you can always report sites like this via the “Report this Content” option in the toolbar site menu when logged in to WordPress.com or via http://en.wordpress.com/complaints/.


  5. @Peter Westwood – Noted. Thanks for suspending the site. In the report, they mentioned that had contacted the services being used in a malicious way so I assumed that WP.com had been contacted and just thought it was weird that the site was still online. I’ll keep that report link in mind the next time I come across a questionable site though.

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