I recently got to talk with Joe Tidy with the BBC Online about my work as a volunteer along with others as part of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Election Cyber Surge program.
For more details check out “‘Why I bought a voting machine on eBay’ – the hackers protecting US election“.
I got to talk with KIRO Radio here in Seattle recently about some of the risks with new, untested digital wallet cards like the new offering from Stratos. Plus, my comments on how cash may make a comeback.
I had a chance to talk with KIRO 7 news in Seattle recently about the current crop of social media scams plaguing Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
I had a chance recently to talk with reporters from the Associated Press and the Hill about the recent Anthem data breach and what that means for online security and privacy for healthcare and what people need to know about it.
Ten years ago yesterday, Bill Gates sent out his Trustworthy Computing memo that marked a significant change in the culture at Microsoft and put security, privacy and reliability at the center of the company as ideals.
I was at Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Security Response Center when that came out. And until I left Microsoft in December 2010, I was involved in security and privacy. So I have a former insider’s long-term view of what that was all like.
As my former colleagues are marking the occasion I’m sharing my own thoughts on what it meant then and what it means for the future.
Here are my comments in Robert X. Cringly’s article “PC security: We’ve come a long way, baby“. And a longer write-up by me over at Betanews “10 years after Bill Gates’ Trustworthy Computing memo: What it meant for Microsoft and why every tech company needs one“.
It was something to be a part of, but the world is different today. Part of my take on it is how this is still relevant in this different world.
Be sure to check out Zach Carstensen’s audio podcast over at The Gathering Note with me just before the start of Götterdämmerung on Friday. Zach and I talk about why Götterdämmerung is my favorite opera of the cycle, my take on Stig Anderson going ahead and performing in Siegfried even though he was ill, whether there’s a Seattle Opera Siegfried curse, and finally quick thoughts over the bells on the Seattle Opera and Twitter.