True identity verification should require a human

In my post on passwords, I said: As it stands today, the real challenge is the initial identity verification. There is no single good way for, say, a banking application, to confirm the identity of the user opening the banking app for the first time on their smartphone other than with shared secrets like passwords and keywords. Today I want to talk about one idea … Continue reading True identity verification should require a human

On elephant graveyards

An elephant graveyard, when applied to a corporate setting, is a team, company, or some other set of conditions in which otherwise bright engineers are forced into positions or assignments where there is no hope for future career growth. In this post, I hope to define the conditions that must be present for an elephant graveyard to form, how to detect them, and how to navigate them. Continue reading On elephant graveyards