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Open for Business?

I recently was asked by Bloomberg to comment on the raft of Android malware recently discovered. During that interview I mentioned some concepts around the open vs closed models and wanted to expand on this thinking a little further. As you may know the Google Android...

A new solution

I have decided to plan my new musical platform in advance this time, rather than the usual method of buy something, expand on it, realise its not up to the job and then replace it. This essentially means that I am going to spend a great deal of time on google deciding...

The Asymmetry of Security

Personally, I think this is one of the most important concepts of today. Its simple enough to grasp and illustrates the point very well. Consider these examples: From an effort perspective, the effort required to secure a system is significantly less than that...

ACME Supercomputing Inc – Roadrunner Beware

I read an interesting article the other day about the fact that Cray have toppled IBM of the top spot in the super computer race with a staggering 1.64 Petaflops of processing grunt from its XT Jaguar supercomputer. Of course, I expect this will be short lived given...

Anything that can be engineered by mankind…..

……can be reverse engineered by mankind. Its a simple mantra, but one that has served me well in security. Think of of this way, it doesn’t matter how intelligent you are, someone, somewhere is more intelligent! When it comes to security this is never...