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Read Why Security Skills Should Be Taught, Not Hired (Security Intelligence)

We are in a state of deep technical debt in security, and there’s no hiding it. Almost all of the threats our peers were warning management about a decade ago are now the realities we face on a daily basis. Because security wasn’t seen as essential — and because the pipeline wasn’t created in colleges and universities — we’re facing a hiring shortage today. Perhaps most importantly, since no education can prepare a student for the real world, training is our only option to fix the problem.

Only a few organizations can afford to pay the salaries required to hire the top talent in our field. The rest of us need to train people internally and help our new hires develop the skills we need them to have. Using training and promotion as an incentive to hire and retain employees seems to be a logical solution — even if it’s going to take long-term planning to make it effective.

Read Daniel Goldsmith’s reply to Sebastian Greger by  marvinDaniel Goldsmith (View from Ascraeus)

I find it incredible that the Telemedia Act, as enacted, claimed to be an implementation of Directive 2000/31/EC - the e-commerce directive - and yet appears to primarily be in use as a method of rent-seeking by unscrupulous individuals. The scope of the Directive (and thus the intended scope of implementing laws) is on the sale and supply of goods and services in the online sphere.

Secondly, and having said the above, I still do not agree with your initial contention. It is my opinion that the hugely restrictive German definition of personal and household activity (doubtless emanating from the critical overreach of the Telemedia and the Abmahnung) is not one which has any reasonable prospect of being adopted widely by other DPAs or by the ECJ. The ECJ has given no support to the idea that website takes on the characteristics of a commercial activity merely by being related to the site-owners profession. Nor has the ECJ given any support to the idea that merely publishing to a publicly-accessible website would be beyond the boundaries of what is considered “personal”; if this were the case, then why provide a personal activity exemption at all?

I agree with Daniel’s assessment of the GDPR and how it applies to personal websites. The German interpretation of the GDPR is too restrictive and in my opinion, most likely unenforceable.

Aslin Beer Company’s Brunchies

I am in Skillman, NJ, drinking Brunchies by Aslin Beer Company. Aslin Beer Company is a Micro Brewery in Herndon, VA. Brunchies beer style is Sour – Farmhouse IPA, with an ABV of 7% and IBU of 0. I gave Brunchies a 3.25 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

Collab with Troon.

Brewer’s notes

Our collaboration with Troon Brewing! Brunchies is a beer for people who really know how to live right. This Sour IPA was brewed with blueberries, maple, lemon, & coffee. Breakfast beer!

Since the inception of Aslin Beer Company, Andrew, Kai, & Richard wanted to create a company that they all would want to work for. They have strived to create a culture that celebrates beer with a passion and depth of knowledge that can’t help but be contagious to our customers. We realize that our beer is not the only product we provide, but a long lasting relationship between our company, employees, and customers. Aslin Beer Company doesn’t take itself too seriously. Any why should we? Beer is fun. It’s for kicking back: vacations, parties, hangouts. Along with the fun and humorous atmosphere, our founders’ have a passion and dedication to create a good product and have a commitment to provide the best beer to all passionate beer drinkers alike. Our company will craft only the highest quality ales, lagers and variants that will help redefine American beer culture, re-educate the consumer palate and revive people’s passion, while using the highest quality ingredients from around the world as well as sourced locally.