Using the Cloud to solve business problems in today’s world

I often get asked by customers how I see the cloud in today’s environment. Honestly, I do not see it differently than I did an year ago. If I look at security in general, I see three challenges, which shape my mind: Most investments go towards protecting the infrastructure, whereas most attacks are successful on…

Making Sense from Snowden: What’s Significant in the NSA Surveillance Revelations

I do not want to comment this but it is a fairly interesting article on Snowden’s Revelations, the consequences and the legal frameworks. Definitely worth spending the time: Making Sense from Snowden: What’s Significant in the NSA Surveillance Revelations Roger Related articles FAQ: 5 Things Known and Alleged About NSA surveillance ( Snowden: UK Government…

Targeted Attacks – a Video Series

Trustworthy Computing in partnership with Microsoft IT, Microsoft Consulting and the product groups just released a series of videos on targeted attacked and how to defend.

I would definitely urge you to listen to them and make sure you implement the countermeasures: Targeted Attacks Video Series


Is there a future for Product Certifications?

Often, when I talk to customers, product certification is one of the key themes they want to address. Especially they want to know about our commitment to Common Criteria and whether our products are certified. Typically we certify an operating system on Common Criteria EAL 4+ – the highest level, which seems achievable for multi-purpose…

Internet Accessible SCADA Systems

This is a fairly scary view of the world…. Freie Universität Freiburg mapped the Internet accessible SCADA systems. Have a look on your own:


The Future of CAPTCHAs?

As you might know, solving CAPTHCAs is not really a difficult task for the underground economy. Initially, they wrote code to do it – but then learned that it is easier to outsource the puzzle solving to cheap labor. For a few dollars you can have a CAPTCHA farm solving 1000 CAPTCHAs for you. Fairly…