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  • Blog Post: The Value of Government Clouds

    We recently released a paper called The Economics of Cloud Computing for the EU Public Sector , which is actually valid for every other European country as well as it is not too narrowly focused on the EU only. Additionally there is a US-version of the paper as well. It is definitely worth reading. Andrea...
  • Blog Post: Conclusion on UNODC: Open Ended Expert Group on Cybercrime

    I told you that I will attend the UNODC: Open Ended Expert Group on Cybercrime , which is now slowly coming to an end. Let me draw a few conclusions on the meeting. It was not the first UN meeting I attended and – depending on the audience – the discussion can easily result an long political debates...
  • Blog Post: Another Cyberwarfare School–better keep them employed!

    A lot of countries are currently looking at their capabilities to defend their networks as well as leveraging technology for offense doing “Cyberwarfare”. Let’s now not debate where this starts or ends… Pakistan is another example: Pakistan to open cyber warfare school I can understand where governments...
  • Blog Post: Publishing Secret or Sensitive Information

    With a lot of interest I followed the media on the latest Wikileaks’ publication of sensitive documents from the US Government. At least here in Europe, there is a huge debate whether this publication is really problematic for the United States. A discussion I do not want to comment here, as I am not...
  • Blog Post: IE9 certified as "trusted software" by TÜV

    Internet Explorer was certified early May with a seal of “trusted software”, which is great news in my opinion. Here is the English translation of the official press bulletin: Internet Explorer 9 passed the review of TÜV Trust IT GmbH and carries the official TÜV seal approval from today on. Within the...
  • Blog Post: UNHCR and Microsoft to help refugees

    No, this is not yet another announcement – this is a picture of today’s reality. UNHCR just published a website called Protecting and Empowering Refugees , where the results of the partnership between the UNHCR and Microsoft is shown in a pretty impressive way. On the one hand side it is all about using...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing: Benefits and Risks of Moving Federal IT into the Cloud

    July 1st, Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President Trustworthy Computing was testifying at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Basically the hearing was on the benefits and risk of Cloud adoption for the US government. If you are interested in reading his full testimony...
  • Blog Post: Cybersecurity–More than a good headline

    A lot of governments all across the globe are working on starting, restarting or pushing their Cybersecurity initiative. What often concerns me is, that the last real headline has more impact on the strategy and the themes to be addressed than a structure or a plan or a strategy. This made us thinking...