Back in the „good old days“

It is really scary to me: We get discussions again about backdoors in crypto-algorithms, export control for encryption etc. etc. The list is endless. When I started in security just before the change of the millennium, we already had these discussions and I thought that it was agreed that this is a bad thing. Backdoors…

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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…

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