Is „Encrypt Everything“ Really the Only Solution?

When I look at the recent events and data exfiltration cases, it really looks like we are at the losing end of a battle. It seems to be fairly simple to compromise a network and exfiltrate data nowadays. Now you may claim that you deployed all kinds of cool technology like hardened clients, data loss…

Agile and cats and dogs – or why engineers and managers are different

Managers often do not understand the engineers – and engineers do not understand what drives a manager. A typical conflict, which gets worse when we enter the world of agile development methods. Control and processes lose importance, speed and therefore “gut feelings” need more focus. Günter Dück, former CTO of IBM Germany had a very…

Security in 2013 – the way forward?

Typically January is the month where we are asked to make predictions on the trends for the New Year. I do not like this as I am an engineer and not a fortune tellerJ. But there are things we know and things we definitely need to drive this year. I would actually put it into…

Council of Europe Octopus Conference- Some Thoughts

l am still sitting in the parliament room of the Council of Europe at the celebration event for the Budapest Convention. It was another very good event advancing the challenges fighting Cybercrime. Let me try to summarize a few thoughts: The Budapest Convention is probably the best convention out there allowing a wide adoption of…