Monthly Archives: November 2010

Apple IOS is an Example of Trustworthy Computing that Started with Microsoft

Anil Dash has written another excellent article that provides a short history of trustworthy computing. It is illuminating because: It explains how Apple’s IOS is an example of a new computing model based on trustworthy computing principles It gives credit to Microsoft research for establishing some of the principles of trustworthy computing. Another theme that…

SMB Security Knowing-Doing Gap

A survey of 2000 small businesses in the US and UK shows a gap between security awareness and action. Security software company AVG surveyed a sample of 2,000 SMBs in the United States and United Kingdom and found that not only do more than half have no security guidelines, but that “1 in 7 have…

Experiments Testing Airport Security Theater

Another expose on the ineffectiveness of airport security. The extra mile would be to suggest what should be done for a difficult problem of delivering effective security while not overly inconveniencing people and jeopardizing air travel business. This article at least mentions a few things that have worked and makes some suggestions. At the same…