People of ACM: Q&A with Jeannette Wing Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research

ACM Bulletin: Jeannette Wing's areas of expertise are in trustworthy computing, formal methods, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her contributions in security and privacy include work on attack graphs and attack surfaces, formalizing privacy policies for automated compliance checking, and trust in networks of humans and computers. Within the computer science…


What are the highly damaging internet legal liabilities and risks to you -- chat with Martin Kratz QC, head intellectual property practice group, Bennett Jones LLP, legendary IP and ICT legal authority and pioneer

My chat with Martin was a real eye opener – there is a tremendous amount of legal risk to you when using the Internet and ignorance does not protect you! Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice and co-leads the ecommerce practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual property and technology law,…


David Alan Grier 2013 President IEEE-CS, Top International Technology and Policy Authority

David Alan Grier is the 2013 President of the IEEE Computer Society. He has served the society as its Vice President of Publications, Director of Magazines, and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Annals. He writes on the subject of technology and its social implications. His books include: "When Computers Were Human" (Princeton 2005), "Too…


Celebrating 40th Anniversary “Social Issues in Computing”

A few people were invited to contribute articles in honour of Kelly’s and Allan’s seminal book, Social Issues in Computing. The University of Toronto has a blog in celebration of the 40th anniversary in the publication of the pioneering work. Here are the initial entries: Authors (Kelly) Gotlieb and (Allan) Borodin interviewed: http://socialissues.cs.toronto.edu/2013/01/interview-p1/ Vint Cerf…


Chat-Dharmesh Mehta Top Global Cool Tech Authority and Senior Director Microsoft Corp

This week, I showcase this exclusive interview with Dharmesh Mehta. As senior director of product management and product marketing for Outlook and SkyDrive at Microsoft Corp., Dharmesh Mehta is responsible for driving business and product strategy, marketing campaigns, PR and evangelism for Outlook and SkyDrive, a set of leading services for personal email and cloud…


Chat with Frits Bussemaker, CIONET Partner, Founding Top Global Leader

Frits Bussemaker has worked in the international IT industry since the 80s. He is Partner at CIONET, a European Community of 3500 CIOs and IT leaders. He is responsible for CIONET’s relation with the European Commission. He is the founder and chair of iPoort (www.ipoort.nl), a community to link Dutch members of parliament with the…


Chat with Jerrard Gaertner International Leader in IT Security, Forensics, Governance, Auditing

Jerrard Gaertner CA•IT/CISA, CEGIT, CISSP, CIPP/IT, CIA, CFI, I.S.P., ITCP Jerrard Gaertner is Director, Technology Assurance Services at a major accountancy and advisory firm. He is a graduate of MIT and a chartered accountant specializing in information technology and information systems auditing. Jerry is certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (ISACA), a Certified Information…


Dr. Markus Jakobsson PayPal Principal Scientist Consumer Security, Past Principal Research Scientist RSA Security and PARC

Dr. Markus Jakobsson’s background places him amongst the top experts in the world in security. In this interview, Markus provides security tips and lessons only he can provide and the latest trends from his extensive ongoing research as  top scientist in the field. Dr. Markus Jakobsson is a founder of the security startups RavenWhite and…


Benoit Bertrand: Essential Cloud Trends and Answers–VP, CTO Avanade

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Benoit Bertrand: Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer, Avanade. Benoit share his top leadership and technology lessons plus key insights on cloud computing from a recent global survey. Benoit goes on to share…


Participate in SecTor: North America’s Premier IT Security Education Conference

SecTor is North America’s premier IT Security Education Conference.  An annual event where IT professionals from throughout North America and the world can learn from and network with the world’s most innovative, intellectual, exciting and entertaining security professionals. SecTor is IT Security Training at its best – plan to join us October 17-19, 2011 at…