February, 2009

  • Gone is the era of yes/no questions

    It used to be easy to be in the security industry. All you had to do is develop products that needed to say “nay” or “yay” on a given content and “bless” it to be secure or not. That is so 2007… As we have been witnessing during a turbulent 2008 (and...
  • Constants and Change

    Microsoft has been talking about community-based defense for some time now. This week, I want to provide a personal dimension to the campaign, and give an update on recent activities. Curiously, as I started to write this post, a couple of phrases popped up, which despite being somewhat trite, seemed appropriate – "change is constant" and "the more things change the more they stay the same."

  • Chills and Thrills at FIRST

    You are probably wondering what an EcoStrat guy has to do with security updates and other technical deliverables. Well, I want to take a moment to explain why this makes sense. Before taking on the role of working with the monthly security release team and the MAPP program team, I primarily worked with the partner outreach team, managing ecosystem changes through industry partnerships. The partner outreach team’s goals/focus, within the scope of the EcoStrat team, is to work with industry to establish partnerships and initiatives to protect consumers. One of the most visible results is the MAPP initiative. This is a program that works with the security industry ecosystem to create an effective conduit for inbound and outbound information flow.