Monthly Archives: May 2010

HTML 5, Memristors and Software Piracy

A quick summary of key industry happenings: A) The economic impact of piracy (including software) is *really* not understood: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-423. See pages 15 – 19 of the full report in particular. I’ve always been skeptical of the piracy claims, good to see someone actually reviewed them. I think it is […]

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Ipswitch at SecureWorld Expo in Philly

Greetings from the tradeshow floor of SecureWorld Expo in Philladelphia.  The conference halls are certainly abuzz with security education, training, networking and of course lots of thought provoking conversations. Here’s a short video of Ipswitch’s L. Frank Kenney talking with CAI’s Wayne Lawrence about the consumerization of IT, how employees […]

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Who says computer programmers aren’t stronger than the Army & Navy?

Ipswitch win’s the Augusta Plane Pull, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.  Ipswitch’s team of computer programmers won for the second year in a row, pulling a Boeing 727 plane 12 feet in 6.499 seconds — more than five seconds faster than last year’s time. “I guess it’s all the doughnuts […]

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Are X.509 certificates “winning” against webs of trust?

Shortly after Symantec acquired PGP Corp (see related post), I was involved in a debate about whether or not PKI implementations that depended on X.509 certificates were “winning” against PKI implementations that use “web of trust” (WOT).  After all, much of PGP’s original appeal, especially with underground communities, was that […]

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