Tag: Microsoft

  • Flash of the obvious: you are responsible for protecting your data

    Flash of the obvious: you are responsible for protecting your data

    I really feel sorry for the modern consumer.  None of us, even those of us with computer science degrees, can really assess the security of our computer systems (at least not with any precision).  We can study historical trends and glean lessons on which operating systems are more secure and we can educate ourselves on […]

  • CTOs, Global Cyberwar and Our Collective Future

    If you are a technologist, please take a moment to download the PDF of the report by the U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity.  This report, titled Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency, is the best proclamation of the challenges of cyber I have read.  It is also a roadmap that will help any trying to navigate […]

  • The Future of Cyberspace Security: The Law of The Rodeo

    This is an update of my now annual assessment of the future of technology associated with good and evil in cyberspace which was first posted here. Cyberspace is our interconnected information technology. Predictions of the future of technology are increasingly starting to sound like science fiction, with powerful computing grids giving incredible computational power to […]

  • OLPC: The Future Is Changing Again

    There have been several recent announcements by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project worth note.  OLPC is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte and others from the MIT Media Lab with the goal of providing one laptop for every child on the planet.  So far they have delivered about 500,000 systems.   […]