Item: Infosec Taylor Swift (@SwiftOnSecurity)
What is (or was) it? An epic Twitter Parody account making fun of all things infosec from the point of view of a pop star.
Why it's significant? First off, because I like to laugh. But seriously, using humor to communicate the usually dry topics of computer security is awesome. I especially appreciate the attempts to create infosec themed parodies of Taylor Swift (and other popular) songs.
|@SwiftOnSecurity covers Carlie Rae Jespen|
@SwiftOnSecurity also educates on important technology topics. Topics such as where you can find the 32 bit copies of programs on x64 versions of Windows, albeit in her witty tone.
|@SwiftOnSecurity explains what SysWOW64 is|
Another recent gem was this rant complaining about Microsoft's "fixing" "Program Files" for new x64 systems by adding parenthesis. I actually think Microsoft missed an opportunity to do away with another folder name with spaces in it and instead chose to take the lazy way out.
|@SwiftOnSecurity rants on Program Files|
|@SwiftOnSecurity covers the South Korean nuclear plant hack|
Could it have been prevented? No way. Many in the infosec field take themselves way too seriously. An account like this needed to be created to take us down a notch or two. @SwiftOnSecurity takes an entirely sarcastic and sassy approach to security - something that makes me smile on a nearly daily basis.
Stay tuned for more installments in the Infosec year in review.