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Inching ahead in the cyber crime war

In the popular American Football movie ‘Any Given Sunday’, a near burnt-out coach played by Al Pacino somehow digs out an inspirational half-time speech in a crucial game that turns his team’s fortunes and his own life around. His theme is that, in sport and in life, the gap between success and failure is measured in inches and you have… Read more »

Have we created a monster?

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Recent reports that one part of the Russian security service has been driven to return to typewriters through fear of data leaks is a comic case of the world coming full circle for IT industry watchers of a certain age. Back in the day when the IBM PC was first launched and we all started on the path to consumerisation,… Read more »

Can’t get no satisfaction?

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Following last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival, many baby-boomer security professionals will be back at their desks buoyed by the performance of the Rolling Stones. The ageing rockers’ ability to win over a much younger audience with 70s classics like ‘Can’t Get No Satisfaction’ has in fact provided a lot of satisfaction to their peers that the older generation still have something… Read more »

PRISM and Obama’s lie

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In the maelstrom of accusations, opinions and spin whirling around the PRISM revelations, there’s one statement that stands out as particularly chilling. US President Barack Obama said: You can’t have 100% security and also have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience. We’re going to have to make some choices as a government. Implicit in that statement is a breathtaking lie. You… Read more »