Incite 12/10/2014: Troll off the old block

Every so often the kids do something that makes me smile. Evidently the Boss and I are doing something right and they are learning from our examples. I am constantly amused by the huge personality XX2 has, especially when performing. She’s the drama queen, but in a good way… most of the time. The Boy is all-in on football and pretty much all sports – which of course makes me ecstatic. He is constantly asking me questions about players I’ve never heard of (thanks Madden Mobile!); he even stays up on Thursday, Sunday, and Monday nights listening to the prime-time game using the iPod’s radio in his room. We had no idea until he told me about a play that happened well after he was supposed to be sleeping. But he ‘fessed up and told us what he was doing, and that kind of honesty was great to see. And then there is XX1, who is in raging teenager mode. She knows everything and isn’t interested in learning from the experience of those around her. Very like I was as a teenager. Compared to some of her friends she is a dream – but she’s still a teenager. Aside from her independence kick she has developed a sense of humor that frequently cracks me up. We all like music in the house. And as an old guy I just don’t understand the rubbish the kids listen to nowadays. Twice a year I have to spend a bunch of time buying music for each of them. So I figured we’d try Spotify and see if that would allow all of us to have individual playlists and keep costs at a manageable level. I set up a shared account and we all started setting up our lists. It was working great. Until I was writing earlier this week, jamming to some new Foo Fighters (Sonic Highways FTW), and all of a sudden the playlist switched to something called Dominique by the Singing Nun. Then Spotify goes berserk and cycles through some hardcore rap and dance. I had no idea what was going on. Maybe my phone got possessed or something. Then it clicked – XX1 was returning the favor for all the times I have trolled her over the years. Yup, XX1 hijacked my playlist and was playing things she knew aren’t anywhere near my taste. I sent her a text and she confessed to the prank. Instead of being upset I was very proud. Evidently you can’t live with a prankster and not have some of that rub off. Now I have to start planning my revenge. But for the moment I will just enjoy the fact that my 14-year-old daughter still cares enough to troll me. I know soon enough getting any kind of attention will be a challenge. –Mike Photo credit: “Caution Troll Ahead” originally uploaded by sboneham The fine folks at the RSA Conference posted the talk Jennifer Minella and I did on mindfulness at the conference this year. You can check it out on YouTube. Take an hour and check it out. Your emails, alerts and Twitter timeline will be there when you get back. Securosis Firestarter Have you checked out our video podcast, The Firestarter? 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When Target lost 40 million credit cards, and the banks needed to rotate card numbers and reissue, it isn’t like Target paid for that. And the card brands most certainly will never pay for that. No, they sit there, collect PCI fines (despite Target passing their assessment), and keep the cash. The banks were left holding the bag, and they are sure as hell going to try to get their costs covered. A group of banks just got court approval to move forward with a lawsuit to recover their damages from Target. They are seeking class action status. If the old TJX hack is any indication, they will get it and receive some level of compensation. Resolving all the costs of a breach like this plays out over years, and odds are we will no idea of the true costs for at least 5. Cloud security “grows up”? It’s funny when the hype machine wants to push something faster than it is ready to go. Shimmy argued that Cloud security grows up,

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