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Rick is the Chief Analyst, Chief Security Officer, and Senior Fellow for the CyberWire Podcast network. He was formerly the Palo Alto Networks CSO, the Chief Information Security Officer for TASC, the General Manager of a commercial cyber security intelligence service at Verisign called iDefense and the SOC Director at Counterpane Internet Security. He served in the US Army for 23 years in various command and staff positions involving information technology and computer security and spent the last 2 years of his career as the US Army's Computer Emergency Response Team Chief (ACERT) where he coordinated network defense, network intelligence and network attack operations for the Army's global network. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 200 ...more

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Cyber Security Essentials

3.84 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2010
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Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techn...

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino
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*** Liked it might read a sequel
: Recommended for movie and TV fans of the 1960s.
: Recommended for western TV shows of the 1960s.
: Recommended for Charles Manson curiosity seekers.
: Recommended for Bruce Lee fans.


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A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson
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: Recommend for WWI and WWII History fans
: Recommended for real-life intelligence fans
: Recommended for James Bond fans


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The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
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This type of book is my non-fiction catnip. I love learning about the history of things. I find that my understanding of the subject matter is greatly enhanced if I understand how we got to the current state. And this book is loaded with stories abou ...more
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David Foster Wallace
“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace
“I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

George Orwell
“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.”
George Orwell, 1984

Neal Stephenson
“This is a terrible country for old people. You put them away in horrible buildings that are completely shut off from life, and then do everything possible to keep them alive. It is a very stupid system.”
Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson
“While that thing was on, we ran a ridiculous amount of data through our servers.” “How much?” I asked. He looked exasperated. “Enough that I could make up some kind of strained analogy involving the contents of the Library of Congress and the number of pixels in all of the Lord of the Rings movies put together and how many phone calls the NSA intercepts in a single day and you would be like, ‘Holy shit, that’s a lot.’” “Holy shit, that’s a lot!” I exclaimed dutifully.”
Neal Stephenson, The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

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