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…

Cyber Security: The Road Ahead

This paper by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) was just brought to my attention. A piece of work, which is definitely worth working through. It lays out the problem space and then does a deep dive into the different sections: Governments Legislative Bodies The Armed Forces Law Enforcement Judges…

News from the Interop front

Not directly security related: I am often asked about the interoperability between our products and third-party products. Additionally people claim that we do not allow others to use our technology – that we lock you in. Just now I read the following news: Google just announced Google Sync, which licenses our Active Sync technology. As…

Is Mozilla really the most secure Web Browser?

On http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/security/ Mozilla claims that Firefox is “The Safest Web Browser”. Unfortunately they leave a lot of their claims unsupported. This is something our Jeff Jones looks into. Since a lot of years Jeff looks into figures and metrics around security and is very well known for his vulnerability analysis. So he is looking closer…