It seems in vogue to celebrate the first anniversary of one’s blog. I guess that makes sense as there are probably 10 million or so people that are doing that in the next several months.
First I want to thank Lindsay Arnhold, the marketing genius at Webroot Software whose idea it was to start this blog in the first place. She orchestrated getting the design and back end in place. All I had to do was start posting. Lindsay is now assistant director of athletic media relations at CU-Boulder. Now *there* is a tough job.
Using my own completely unbiased judgment I have put together what I think of as the best of the ThreatChaos blog in the last 365 days. Out of 241 postings I would point to these:
Security awareness training is still a bad substitute for good security.
Diversity. Consolidation to one platform is cyber suicide.
The Sumitomo Bank Heist. This story is not over yet. See below.
The Israeli Trojan Fiasco. Another story that is still not over.
Knocking CNAC. Why network admission control is a bad idea.
Secure Network Fabric. My cure for everything.
Black and white and grey all over. When do marketing methods cross the line?
Microsoft Metaphors. Still judging what people come up with to describe the idea of trusting Microsoft with your security.
No baby in the bath water. There is no good adware.
Connecting the dots with SOX. It is tortuous but it works.
Strong authentication. Banks have got to do this now.
Luckily when I look forward to the next year I can be confident that there will be great events worth blogging in the security space and that there will continue to be great security companies coming up with solutions.
There are some changes in store for the Threatchaos blog. I can’t give you any hints just yet. But you will know when they happen!