I imagine with this heat wave covering most the country you’re likely on your way to the beach – or at least some place better than work. So with me traveling, Mike suffering through physical therapy, and Rich spending time with the family, this week’s summary will be a short one.
A friend sent me this video earlier in the week – I don’t know if you have seen these before, but if not take some time to look at this video on 3-D printer technology. It’s just one of the coolest things I have seen in years. I originally got interested in this a year or so ago when learning about some of the interesting stuff you can do with Arduino and I remain fascinated. Feed in a CAD design – even with non-connected moving parts – and it will literally print a physical object.
If you notice, the printer in the video uses HP bubblejet printer cartridges – but filled with the resin hardener rather than ink. The technology is simple enough that you could literally build one at home. And pretty much anyone with basic CAD capability can design something and have it created instantly. As 3D printers evolve, so that they support other materials beyond plastic, And these designed can be shared – just like open source software – only in this case it’s open source hardware.
What I find just as interesting is that people keep sending me links to the video, expressing their hopes and visions of the future. When teachers send me the link they talk about using these types of technologies to encourage student interest in technology. When I talk to car enthusiasts, they talk about sharing CAD models of hard-to-find car parts and simply re-fabricating door handles for a 1932 Buick. Star Trek nerds fans talk about the realization of the replicator. When I talk to friends with a political bent who are frustrated that everything is made in China, I hear that this is a disruptive technology that could make America a manufacturing center again. That is more or less the take behind the Forbes video on 3-D printers. Whatever – check out the video.
On to the Summary:
Webcasts, Podcasts, Outside Writing, and Conferences
- Rich quoted by The Register in: Major overhaul makes OS X Lion king of security
Favorite Securosis Posts
- David Mortman: Donate Your Bone Marrow. You could save a life. Do it now.
- Mike Rothman: Friction and Security. Wouldn’t it be great if we had KY Jelly for making everyone in IT work better together?
- Adrian Lane: Rise of the Security Monkeys. Only because I have a Monkey Shrine. Seriously. It’s a long story.
Other Securosis Posts
- Incite 7/19/2011: The Case of the Disappearing Letters.
- Mitigating Software Vulnerabilities.
- Friday Summary: July 14, 2011.
Favorite Outside Posts
- Mike Rothman: Howard Stern questions Citrix marketing strategy. You have no idea what my first thought was when I saw this headline. Though Stern knows a bit about marketing on the radio. Just goes to show how marketing technology has changed over the years.
- David Mortman: Phone hacking, technology and policy.
- Adrian Lane: Security Tips for Non-Techies. Dealing with non-technies on security issues more than I like, I feel your pain.
Project Quant Posts
- DB Quant: Index.
- NSO Quant: Index of Posts.
- NSO Quant: Health Metrics–Device Health.
- NSO Quant: Manage Metrics–Monitor Issues/Tune IDS/IPS.
- NSO Quant: Manage Metrics–Deploy and Audit/Validate.
- NSO Quant: Manage Metrics–Process Change Request and Test/Approve.
- NSO Quant: Manage Metrics–Signature Management.
- NSO Quant: Manage Metrics–Document Policies & Rules.
- NSO Quant: Manage Metrics–Define/Update Policies and Rules.
- NSO Quant: Manage Metrics–Policy Review.
Research Reports and Presentations
- Security Benchmarking: Going Beyond Metrics.
- Understanding and Selecting a File Activity Monitoring Solution.
- Database Activity Monitoring: Software vs. Appliance.
- React Faster and Better: New Approaches for Advanced Incident Response.
- Measuring and Optimizing Database Security Operations (DBQuant).
- Network Security in the Age of Any Computing.
- The Securosis 2010 Data Security Survey.
- Monitoring up the Stack: Adding Value to SIEM.
Top News and Posts
- Using data to protect people from malware
- Comcast Hijacks Firefox Homepage: “We’ll Fix”
- Feds Arrest 14 ‘Anonymous’ Suspects Over PayPal Attack, Raid Dozens More
- Microsoft Finds Vulnerabilities in Picasa and Facebook
- How a State Dept. contractor funneled $52 million to secret family
- Anti-Sec is not a cause, it’s an excuse.
- Azeri Banks Corner Fake AV, Pharma Market via Krebs.
Blog Comment of the Week
As a recent transplant recipient with three close friends also recipients plus a best friend recently diagnosed with leukemia, your post is spot on. Signing up to be a donor is trivially simple and, as you say, a direct path to saving or vastly improving lives.
Visit organdonor.gov for a good source of information on how to donate.
Thanks for your post.