Archive for May, 2009

Why did it takes us over 2 decades to really approach the cybersecurity topic. When I started in informatio security in in 1994, it was the wild west. People were creating processes, developing security frameworks and growing a whole new industry. I like to think I played some part in being on the early team [...]

This kind of incident (see article below) seems to be happening every few months. So you purchase a product (netbook) and it comes infected. No longer do you just have to worry about it working, or if the OS will behave nicely or the drivers will work with your printer. If the manufacturer can not control malware, [...]

The TieCon 2009 conference just concluded (www.tiecon.org). It was two days of meeting some very interesting entrepreneurs, hearing some good talks on everything from CleanTech to VC funding strategies. What I thought was very interesting and different, was the TiE50. 50 companies were selected that were successful, interesting and hopefully on the road to making [...]

I hope no one is actually shocked by this story. Records are stolen everyday. Typically, the hackers will sell the information in the underground somewhere is Eastern Europe or Asia. The fact that someone is asking for ransom, and so publicly it actually a good thing in my opinion. Why is it good you ask? (I [...]