For various reasons, I’ve decided to close the SintixErr Gallery in Second Life. Not least of these was the fact that it was costing me $200/month to maintain (including the streaming media accounts). Work has taken on some new angles and that aspect of my life is finally waking from a long slumber and requires my undivided attantion. Correlation, Ontologies, Semantics, Enterprise Architectures, National Security, Terrorist Watchlists, SOA, Enterprise Service Buses, oh my.

I gave a talk at the DHS Security conference in Baltimore recently about Policy Driven Enterprise Security Architecture and was blown away by how few people understand how much the theory driving EA is going to impact the whole connected human race over the next few decades. They typically regard it as a morass of empty paperwork instead of an attempt to solve the fundamental problems we face as we move from the Data to the actual Information Age.

So, I’ll be starting a new blog about these topics in the next day or so. Check back for more info on that later.

In the mean time, check out this fantastically on-point book, “Emergent Information Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter-Terrorism” from IEEE Press Series on Computational Intelligence. It’s amazing how similar the Security Event Correlation, Enterprise Architecture, and Counter-Terrorism information theory problem domains are.

Also, if you want some dated and dry but still relevant reading straight from the US government, try this (I found it in the above book):

It essentially links EA directly to National Security matters.