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RSA 2007: The final word on cybersecurity

Video: At the RSA 2007 Conference in San Francisco we talked to some attendees about what they considered to be the biggest cybersecurity threats, and I caught up with Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity czar, Chief Security Strategist for the US CERT Partners Program and chief security officer at Microsoft and eBay. We discussed the state of cybersecurity, including Windows Vista and the White House's role in fighting cyberthreats.

February 12, 2007 by Dan Farber


Where are your laptops today?

Via the Washington Post, 160 laptops owned and operated by employees of the FBI have disappeared over the last four years, according to a Justice Department report from the Inspector General's office. The report stated that the FBI has 26,000 laptops.

February 12, 2007 by Dan Farber


The New Yorker looks into HPGate

Worth reading: James B. Stewart, most recently the author of DisneyWar, investigates HPGate, Hewlett-Packard's misguided pursuit of boardroom leakers, for the The New Yorker.

February 11, 2007 by Dan Farber


Sun's new mantra: Brutal efficiency at deep scale

At a recent meeting with analysts, Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos reiterated what has become the Jonathan Schwartz era strategy--to become the early 21st century version of the IBM mainframe (see Nick Carr's post on the topic).

February 10, 2007 by Dan Farber