Author Archive | Michael Santarcangelo

Down the Rabbithole Security Newscast: Heartbleed, hackers, passwords, and more

Listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit)  and James Jardine (@JardineSoftware). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it’s our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top […]

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3 steps to measure what matters in any situation

Once the fear of truly measuring what matters subsides, the actual process centers on 3 basic steps. And they work in any situation. While it only takes 3 steps and is easy to understand, the process of measuring what matters  is deceptively hard to operationalize. Measuring what matters is a process that requires the experiences and perspectives […]

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Do you ask this one question before communicating?

Popular advice on communication focuses on presenting. Endless tips, tricks, and shortcuts. Help deciding whether to use a template or not. Guidance on how to craft email messages, design slides for maximum impact, and how to stand and deliver a compelling performance. Sometimes the advice is helpful, but it misses the point. A key to […]

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Surprising impact of more sleep, programs that increases bullying, and using literature to understand others

Curated Catalyst for October 12, 2013 The conversations I engaged in this week continue to surface the challenge – and importance – of taking the time to distill our value and work to effectively communicate with others. I’m heading to Boston next week to deliver two keynotes on precisely that topic. I’m working on additional […]

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Use twitter? Have ideas on security and privacy? Join me for a chat tomorrow (Sept 25th)

While limited to 140 characters each, twitter is an opportunity for exchanging ideas. Tomorrow (September 25) I engage in my first-ever “twitter chat.” I was invited by RSA Europe to discuss security and privacy. I’d like you to join in, too. It’s an opportunity to blend our ideas, challenge conventional thinking, and explore solutions. Together. […]

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Share your knowledge to be more successful in security (and life)

When faced with the decision to share or hold knowledge about security, successful professionals learn to teach what they know… Early in my career, I realized that security often supported three common situations: People who always seek help addressing security concerns People who rarely seek help because they were capable and experienced enough in systems and technology (not always […]

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