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In the wake of the announcement last month that PGP Corporation has agreed to be acquired by Symantec, there have been a number of articles questioning what this acquisition means for PGP's "open source" policy. For clarification, ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 10 May 2010 | 0 comments
That headline is not my assertion, but the conclusion reached by the Department of Justice itself. More specifically it's the conclusion of a report by the Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The OIG's charter as stated ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 05 Apr 2010 | 0 comments
The Internet Crime Complaint Center published its annual Internet Crime Report earlier this month. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 02 Apr 2010 | 3 comments
One good way to tell if a topic has become mainstream is to monitor USA Today. So I wasn't terribly surprised when I found the lead in the paper's Money section on New Years Day to be focused on the latest trend in cybercrime. It seems that ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 08 Jan 2010 | 0 comments
Albert Gonzalez, the mastermind behind the TJX, Heartland and Hannaford Bros. breaches, recently admitted that he was also the perpetrator behind the 2007 breach of Target Stores. While it was a small breach in comparison to his other accomplishments, ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 05 Jan 2010 | 0 comments
Those of us in the information security business have been hoping with each passing year that the “next year” would be the one in which our elected representatives recognize the threats to our privacy and actually DO something about it. I think we can ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 14 Dec 2009 | 0 comments
Doug McLean - Blogmeister So why does an information security company care whether you use Facebook or Outlook to communicate? The answer is that PGP Corporation is committed to protecting our customers’ data regardless of where it is and what ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 08 Dec 2009 | 0 comments
The decline in the newspaper business has already killed some major publications , but for some reason has not (yet) killed off the category of publications known simply as "Advertisers." These are the free publications that typically carry ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 02 Dec 2009 | 0 comments
Doug McLean - Blogmeister I audited a class at the local college recently. In the final 5 minutes of the final class, the instructor asserted that, “…social media will kill email.” As one of the very early adopters of email and responsible for ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 01 Dec 2009 | 0 comments
Most readers of this blog are aware of the unholy alliance between the world's spammers and cybercriminals. This partnership is based upon the spammer's ability to present scams to millions of innocent users on behalf of those the crooks that ...
Blog Entry by Doug McLean | 08 Nov 2009 | 0 comments