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RSA 2007: CA's Swainson probes the mystery of security

John Swainson, president and CEO of CA, started off his RSA 2007 keynote by quoting Gregory Treverton, a senior analyst at the Rand Corporation and former vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, on the difference between mysteries and puzzles. Treverton concluded that the national security challenge of the 21st century, for example, is less about solving puzzles than illuminating the mysteries in front of us.

February 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


RSA 2007: Oracle keynote sans Ellison

Oracle CEO Larry Ellision was a no-show for his keynote this afternoon at the RSA Conference, out with the flu according to his substitute, Hasan Rizvi, vice president of identity management and security at Oracle (pictured below). Ellison is one of hardest acts to follow, and Rizvi did not attempt to mimic the master--no pacing of the stage, sniping at competitors or quotable statements.

February 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


Web 2.0 and The Machine in a nutshell

Worth watching: Michael Wesch, an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, has posted a captivating and incisive 4-minute and 31-second video explaining the basic premise of Web 2.0, concluding that Web 2.

February 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


Five reasons why Jobs went anti-DRM now

As any witness of a Macworld keynote knows Apple CEO Steve Jobs doesn't do much of anything that isn't well scripted and thought out. That strategy and advance preparation is what makes his open letter to the music industry about digital rights management so interesting.

February 6, 2007 by