10 Reasons to migrate off Windows XP

I would like you to sit back, close your eyes and think about the year 2001. Think about how you used technology back then, how you used the Internet. Now, let’s take it a little bit further back in history and think of the year 2000. Just after we realized that the Year-2000-Problem was handled…


Office 365 Becomes First and Only Major Cloud Productivity Service to Comply With Leading EU and U.S. Standards for Data Protection and Security

A long title but this was the title of the official press statement yesterday. Compliance is always a key question in the public cloud space. Therefore it is very important for us that we now achieved three things: Office 365 is compliant with EU Model Clauses, Data Processing Agreements and ISO 27001 among other standards….


Implementing the Top 4 Defense Strategies

The Australian Defense Signals Directorate maintains a list of the Top 35 Mitigation Strategies against targeted intrusions. This is just a reference to the top strategies: Patch Applications Patch the Operating System Minimize the use of local admin Application whitelisting … Looking at these 35 strategies, the DSD claims that While no single strategy can…


Council of Europe Octopus Conference- Some Thoughts

l am still sitting in the parliament room of the Council of Europe at the celebration event for the Budapest Convention. It was another very good event advancing the challenges fighting Cybercrime. Let me try to summarize a few thoughts: The Budapest Convention is probably the best convention out there allowing a wide adoption of…


Cooperation against Cybercrime- Octopus Conference

lt is time again! The Council of Europe Octopus Conference on Cooperation against Cybercrime is taking place this week. This year it is even the 10th anniversary of the Budapest Convention. Therefore a broad country of legal, law enforcement and private sector organizations are discussing the current state and the future of the collaboration to…


Cyber War Will Not Take Place

I have to admit – it is not my title but it caught my attention. Over the course of the last few years, the term “Cyberwar” came up all over the place. I was recently reading a book on it, where there was a chapter called “Definition of Cyberwar” and I thought that finally somebody…


How to manage “Bring your own device”

A few years back a customer’s CSO left the room when I said that this customer should start thinking about a scenario, where selected users bring their own devices – he called me “nuts”. Well, I think the smartphone area proofed me right. Basically the smartphones were the first Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as…


Finally I have the app: TouchMountain–a “must have” (at least for me)

As I said in one of my recent posts Comparing Windows Phone 7 and iPhone, there are very few apps I am (and now was) missing on my Windows Phone 7 compared to what I know of the iPhone Apps. Actually the one which I was really missing was something like Peaks on the iPhone…


Connecting with your Windows Phone 7

I tried to convince my wife that using the Windows Phone 7 to keep track of the shopping to do is a cool idea. Well, she is not there (yet). And now I saw the latest commercial… Probably I should convince my kids, not my wife Roger


Cybersecurity–More than a good headline

A lot of governments all across the globe are working on starting, restarting or pushing their Cybersecurity initiative. What often concerns me is, that the last real headline has more impact on the strategy and the themes to be addressed than a structure or a plan or a strategy. This made us thinking about what…