Liturgical east

My vicar recently introduced me to the concept of liturgical east: a kind of simulation for spiritual purposes. The underlying tradition, that geography has spiritual dimensions, needs to be revisited. The idea that the direction in which an action is performed is important, is not new. According to Jewish tradition (see Wikipedia for sources), Jews…

Excellent new book on CodeIgniter

Packt have just sent me a review copy of CodeIgniter 1.7 Professional Development by Adam Griffiths. An excellent book, at a more advanced level than mine, and I am learning a lot from it. Thiis book is aimed at advanced PHP developers with a good knowledge of OO and assumes some knowledge of CodeIgniter. Its…

Chinese vs US cyber-war capability

Thanks to Tenable also for a refernce to a paper on “”Capability of the People‚Äôs Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation” prepared for the US Government by Northrop Grumman. The Executive Summary claims that the Chinese: “doctrinal focus is providing the impetus for the development of an advanced IW capability,…

US Schools cyber exercises

The Tenable blog has an account of a high school cybersecurity exercise held in October 2009 The exercise was held at Battlefield High School, in Virginia in the USA. The author of the blog piece helped organise and run the exercise (he is a security consultant).There is a second isntallment here. His conclusions included: –…

Baltic Cyber Shield

ACUS reports an “International Cyber Defence Exercise”, Baltic Cyber Shield, to be held on 10-11 May The exercise is intended to “give its participants a practical hands-on experience in defending computer networks….to increase understanding of the international cyber environment and to enhance international cooperation for handling technical incidents. IT has been organised by the (NATO)…