Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rich Mogull, founder of Securosis LLC, an independent security consulting firm. Prior to founding Securosis, Rich was a leading analyst at Gartner. He has 12 total years of experience as a security analyst.
Depending on your age, you might remember when the U.S. Hockey dream team won the 1980 Olympics, the first moon landing, or where you were as we entered the new millennium.
Me? Well, aside from some of those items, I'm chagrined to admit I remember when Bill Gates' Trustworthy Computing Initiative memo was released to the public. Not that there's anything wrong with that; depending on how you feel about certain levels of security geekery.
Unlike some other people I expect to be writing about Trustworthy Computing’s 10th anniversary this week, I wasn't an employee at Microsoft when the memo was released. At the time, I was working as an analyst at Gartner, and I was one of the people who contributed to the initial analysis.