Geek Peninsula

Geek Peninsula attempts to bring together into one place links to some (hopefully most) of the writing and other activities that take up most of my working time for SBGW, ESET etc. While I’ve given up linking to all blogs, articles, media mentions etc. in (more or less) realtime, it is slowly coming together as a place to find all my past papers and articles. If you really want to. :)  It may also serve as a home for the occasional fragment of security commentary that doesn’t quite belong anywhere else.

By anywhere else I mean sites to which I blog currently:

  • The ESET blog and resources site at We Live Security (to which the old ESET blog site now redirects): my own recent blogs on that site are listed here.
  • The (ISC)2 blog: archive of my own articles here.
  • The Infosecurity Magazine blog: my articles are archived here.
  • The Mac Virus blog. My main outlet for commentary related to Mac/Apple security, OS X/iOS security, other mobile platforms and malware. Nearly all the articles there are mine, apart from a few by the pseudonymous Old Mac Bloggit.
  • The Anti-Malware Testing blog. Launched originally as a home for blog articles orphaned when AMTSO (the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization) decided that it was bad for its image to have independent commentary posted under the AMTSO banner and asked for the AMTSO blog to be removed. And now a home for my subsequent ruminations on security product testing issues. Again, everything is mine apart from the occasional interpolation by Old Mac.
  • Check Chain Mail and Hoaxes. Originally focused on chainletters and hoaxes, but also address various types of scam, spam, fraud and general misinformation. Basically all mine, with occasional input from Old Mac and the legendary Letitia Teaspoon.
  • The AVIEN blog. AVIEN was a significant force in security at one time but at this point consists of a low-traffic mailing list, a near-dormant web site, and a blog, to which Andrew Lee and I were the main contributors, with occasional articles by Ken Bechtel. I occasionally use the blog page now, mostly as a resource for information relating to PC support scams, but I don’t know how many people still read it. There’s also an AVIEN portal blog from the days when I was trying to breathe life into the organization, which is currently dormant, but I suppose that might change.
  • Securiteam is a blog with a wide range of bloggers, often taking advantage of the site to represent themselves to present their own thoughts, rather than representing the companies they work for. We all need to do that from time to time…

I also have some blogs that aren’t primarily (or at all) concerned with security.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
ESET Senior Research Fellow