Monthly Archives: September 2006

Quotes: Problems, solutions, and change

The solution to any problem is found in the proper definition of the problem — Doug Hale Everything in software changes. The requirements change. The design changes. The business changes. The technology changes. The team changes. The team members change. The problem isn’t change, because change is going to happen; the problem, rather, is our […]

Security quotes

“Security systems are never value-neutral; they move power in varying degrees to one set of players from another.” — Bruce Schneier, Beyond Fear p. 35 “People exaggerate spectacular but rare risks and downplay common risks”. — Bruce Schneier, Beyond Fear p. 26 “Technology is generally an enabler, allowing people to do things. Security is the […]

Stages of Security in the life of computer software

Is your client-server software secure? You may be surprised to find that even mature software, sporting the use of standard encryption, could be putting your mission-critical data at risk. Why is that? It has to do with economics and the lifecycle of software. Here are the stages. Prototype. No one cares about the security of […]