[Updated on 10th August 2013.]
…welcome! Here’s a quick overview of the geography of a Small Blue Green World. This is the Small Blue-Green Blog. You could regard it as the gateway to the various blogs and bits and bobs that constitute the SBGW presence on the web. Essentially, this is a consultancy offering services to the security industry, launched by David Harley in 2006 with one main customer (ESET), so this particular page isn’t maintained very regularly: it has (currently) no commercial/advertising function, but it includes some papers/resources that may not be available elsewhere. The blogs linked here, however, especially those to which I contribute on ESET’s behalf, are maintained regularly.
Work for ESET
The services I provide to ESET are quite wide-ranging, but they include blogging on the ESET blog page. I stopped contributing to SC Magazine’s Cybercrime Corner some time ago, and that page seems to have been removed. I’ll be looking back over my articles for that venue to see which might usefully be republished. I do write fairly regularly for Infosecurity Magazine, primarily on Mac issues. Other authoring and editing includes conference papers, white papers and so on. The ESET Threat Center includes links to a range of resources. More specifically, the ESET resources page includes white papers written specifically for ESET, papers for external conferences and workshops submitted on ESET’s behalf, links to articles written for outside publications and sites, again on ESET’s behalf, ESET’s monthly threat reports, for which I often provide articles and editing, while some of my conference presentations are available as slide decks here. Some articles and conference papers can’t be posted on a commercial site for copyright-related reasons, so I tend to post them on this site instead. When I remember. Actually, most of that stuff is now posted to Geek Peninsula.
AVIEN (formerly the Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network), which was run as an independent organization by myself and Andrew Lee (and before that by Robert Vibert), is still hosted on its own web site and has its own blog page hosted there, but I’m no longer heavily associated with the organization except as an occasional blogger there. I do maintain (intermittently) a phone scam resources page there.
I run several other specialist security blogs completely independently of ESET, and these include a blog focused on hoaxes, spam, scams and similar nuisances (thanks to ESET N. America CEO and long-time friend and colleague Andrew Lee, you can also access this as http://www.virushoax.co.uk), and another that focuses (mostly) on Apple malware: essentially, it’s the current incarnation of the old Mac Virus web site originally founded by Susan Lesch, and includes contributions from Old Mac Bloggit, the well-known pseudonym.
We no longer host the AMTSO blog, and I don’t do any administration on the main AMTSO site any more. I do, however, maintain an independent AV-testing blog/resource called, imaginatively, Anti-Malware Testing, and this archives most of the articles I originally posted on the old AMTSO blog – of course, they do not represent AMTSO’s official views.
I also blog occasionally at other sites, include Infosecurity Magazine, (ISC)2 and Securiteam. I used to flag current articles, papers, blogs and media coverage at The Geek Peninsula (some of this is also tweeted via http://twitter.com/DavidHarleyBlog/) but I was having trouble remembering to update it. I’m now using it as a repository for (most of) my papers, some of my articles, pointers to my current and past blogs, and so on.
There are some other blogs associated with this site that aren’t security-oriented. Words and Music is used for – well, words and music: songs, verse, miscellaneous extra-curricular prose by David Harley. Out and out parodies are posted at Parodies Regained.
There are also some photographs here and there: Postcards from is a selection from our huge collection of travel photographs, Flower Portraits is about astronomy (I’m kidding! It’s floral photographs!) and Words is other (mostly travel) writing with more photos, all maintained by Jude Harley. Much more to come.
David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow