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Tag Archives: Virtual Trust

Is FUD Always With Us?

– In March, 2008, Alan Shimel-who blogs at http://www.stillsecureafteralltheseyears.com/ – wrote a fascinating entry with the provocative title:  “Sitting on Your Hands is Not an Option-FUD, Compliance, What will it Take to Sell Security?”  Unfortunately, the text is no longer…

ROI: How Security Can Augment New Products and Services

– Rob Preston of InformationWeek writes in Down To Business: It’s Past Time To Elevate The Infosec Conversation: More than 80% of the IT, security, and business executives RSA recently surveyed with IDC “admit that their organizations have shied away from business innovation…

Again, Security as a Differentiator

– SC Magazine’s January 2008 cover story this month illustrates security as a differentiator. In the past, I moved from a hard line to more neutral territory based on some marketing material from Visa. Here are some memorable quotes from SC Magazine: Businesses can use security to increase…

InformationWeek and Virtualization Security

– InformationWeek takes a cursory glance at virtualization security in the data center. In short they state: While tools exist to detect rootkits and other compromises on conventional operating systems, no tools exist to detect their presence in the hypervisor. For those in the security space for at…

Barbie and Virtual Trust

– Do you know who your BFFs are? According to Kevin Poulsen at Wired, a new Barbie doll uses authentication to determine how two girls may chat online: in public or in secret. It’s another example of Virtual Trust (VT). In short, VT can be defined as using security mechanisms — in this…