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Obama: patents patently barmy.


A serious issue I’ve been critically writing and talking about for several years has finally made its way up through the echelons of power to find itself being officially recognized – and condemned – by no less than the President of the USA! Indeed, the day before President’s Day Barak Obama issued a strong rebuke against patent trolls! Ye gods. At last some sense from the top! …

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A Move in the Right Direction.


On Tuesday, President Obama issued a long awaited Executive Order on cyber security intended to expand and deliver more robust information sharing between government and the private sector. I believe this executive order is a move in the right direction as it seeks to increase digital defenses of critical infrastructure, and tries to facilitate the exchange of threat information between the government and private sector …

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Worse than Cheese: Scary Scenarios Causing Nightmares Now – the Five Main Issues of IT Security.


Here I’m presenting my List of the Five Main Issues Facing IT Security, in the broad sense of the term. I should say straight away that I don’t have prescriptions for solving all five issues. The aim of this post is more to identify the problems, let you start to muse on them, and hopefully draw you into the fold of their ongoing discussion by raising your interest, empathy and/or sympathy!

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Don’t Feed the Troll!


Good news! After 3.5 years of legal battles with patent trolls we have finally won a resounding victory! This was our first patent litigation battle in the US and we won! And this is not just some ordinary legal victory …

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Cyber-Thriller, ver. 2011


Costin Raiu, one of our top generals in the war against malware, recently published an interesting post on the ten most significant events in the security field in 2011. I liked it; and the idea of a top-ten; so much so I decided to come up with my own. It mostly matches Costin’s report, but somehow this is a slightly different view. It’s not just regarding the past year – it’s a little broader: tendencies in the security market and about security in general. An “unofficial”, non-hoity-toity view of the important stuff – both that’s with us now, or that will be soon…

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