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As a product manager, the start of the year is a time to take a few breaths and reflect on the successes or failures of the past year and plan for future projects.  When we have invested so much effort into our products, we know their strengths, but spending so much time in such close proximity to a solution can also make one a bit blinkered. Which is why it is always important to get outside opinions on your progress as a sanity check. Of course, customer feedback is essential, and always very welcome, but it was particularly satisfying to... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Although initially targeted at consumers, so-called “ransomware” has continued to make headlines as cybercriminals began shifting their attention to vulnerable businesses. The malware works by encrypting files on users’ computers and then charging fees to unencrypt these files. Organizations ranging from law enforcement to large enterprises have been hit and the entire family of malware (generally variants of the original Cryptolocker malware) has proven quite lucrative for cybercriminals. For a history of ransomware, click... [Read More]
by RSS Jose Luis Laguna  |  Jun 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
A: Email is totally insecure. Despite this fact, it is relied upon for some of our most critical personal and business communications. Circa 1980, The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) was designed without even a glimmer of what the internet would become. Security was not as paramount a concern as it is now; it never made it into the protocol. Changing this has been an uphill struggle due to the sheer number of mail servers and users who rely on them. Even today, by default, email is sent in plain text (if both servers do not already use... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Nov 14, 2013  |  Filed in: Security Q & A