Richard Stiennon

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Buying a competitor's brand

Buying a competitor's brand

I am not sure I agree with the judge that just ruled that it is not a copyright infringement to purchase Google adwords that key off a competitor's name or product. The free market argument would be "go for it" pay $.

September 30, 2006 by in Google

Welcome EMC!

Welcome EMC!

Today EMC announces the completion of their acquisition of RSA, fully joining the ranks of big security players.  What I like most about this acquisition is that it was accompanied by a well articulated plan to create a business around protecting data and the infrastructure that contains it.

September 17, 2006 by in EMC

Michael Haephrati responds

Michael Haephrati responds

I received the following email from Michael Haephrati, the creator of the Trojan that was used by Israeli Private Investigators to steal confidential information from dozens of companies.  Michael provides a completely different perspective on the entire drama from any of my previous coverage.

September 13, 2006 by in Legal

Chair ball at HP

Chair ball at HP

My experience with corporate boards and strategy always reminds me of Dave Barry's depiction of the journalist staff at the Miami Herald: a bunch of childish guys zooming around the board room on roller chairs trying to dunk a wad of paper in the trash can.  Boards and executives are just like the rest of us.

September 11, 2006 by in Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Where is Stiennon?

Where is Stiennon?

Periodically I use my blog to give a heads up on my location. Feel free to ping me if I am passing through your coordinates and you want to meet up!

September 10, 2006 by in Security

Auditing auditors

Auditing auditors

The frequent loss of laptops and data disks by outside auditors in recent months has caused me to think about best practices for controlling auditors.  The latest case involved the laptop of the auditor for Wellsfargo Bank.

September 8, 2006 by in Big Data Analytics

Chambers on stage

Chambers on stage

From John Chambers' position, the tippy top height of the largest player in networking, Cisco, the future looks pretty good. His perspective gives him the ability to prognosticate on big issues.

September 6, 2006 by in Cisco

Holistic Security

Holistic Security

To give you a quick feel of the content at the Security Standard event in Boston this morning just think holistically. That is the watchword for at least the first two presentations.

September 5, 2006 by in Security

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