Stories by Mike Rothman

IBM legitimizes managed security

US$1.3 billion is a lot of money. If traveling is your thing, you could buy 38 Gulfstream V jets to fly in style and even have a little left over for gas money, or 7,900 Bentley Continental GTs to make sure you (and all your friends) are comfortable at ground level.

New force in data security

It's always interesting to see the response to a game-changing acquisition, namely EMC buying RSA Security. The deal changes the security landscape, so I need to come up with a new name for EMC. How about EMCecurity (pronounced E-M-See-curity)? I'm heartened by the backlash this deal has received from those in the know, but they are wrong.

EMC + RSA = New force in data security

It's always interesting to see the public response to a game-changing acquisition, namely EMC buying RSA Security. This deal changes the security landscape, so I need to come up with a new name for EMC. How about EMCecurity (pronounced E-M-See-curity)? I kind of like that.

The silver bullet for privacy breaches

I know I'm not the only one annoyed by these frequent (and often, seemingly disastrous) data security breaches, which endanger millions of people's private information. I get questions all the time asking how to fix the problem.

Corralling the zombies

Zombies are the No. 1 problem facing network and security professionals today. No, this is not a bad horror movie. Basically, compromised consumer PCs provide the malicious engine behind every major attack we see today. Whether the attack vector is e-mail, instant messaging, DNS poisoning or denial of service, you can bet a zombie network is being used to launch the attack.

Maturity ... it happens

It's been an interesting decade, to say the least. Unprecedented highs gave way to terrifying lows. And that was just my stock portfolio.

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