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Premera Data Breach - What you need to know.- http://wp.me/p173Ig-9h  #databreach
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My latest is up at +GeekWire  on Apple Play and the retail POS data breach crisis http://goo.gl/fb/S011Q2 .
  Apple had a big day yesterday. David Goldman over at CNN even said that “Apple got its mojo back” yesterday. Most of the focus has been on the Apple
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My latest posting on the Trend Micro blog on Windows XP. This one is for everyone: if you see someone running Windows XP, warn them about the dangers. Includes handy graphic flyer you can print up and share! http://blog.trendmicro.com/windows-xp-see-it-say-it
Two weeks from now, Windows XP will come to the end of its long and successful run. When the history books are written, Windows XP will likely go down as the most successful version of Windows in history. But all good things must come to an end, and that includes computer operating systems. After April...
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New posting over at Trend Micro about my experiences with a stolen credit card and advice on what you can do if you're in the same boat: http://blog.trendmicro.com/can-happen-to-you/
We’ve heard the phrase “it can happen to anyone” many times in life in many different contexts. The point of the saying is to humble us and remind us that no matter how smart and careful we are, bad things can still happen to us. We’re not so smart and careful that we can control...
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New posting where I use our 2013 Threat Roundup and vulnerability data from Microsoft and Oracle to try and quantify how bad things will be with Windows XP and Java 6 out of support. http://blog.trendmicro.com/java-6-gives-jitters-windows-xp-2014-160-unpatched-vulnerabilities-combined-per-year/
I said in September 2013 that the security situation around Java 6 had gotten much worse. In our recently released 2013 Annual Threat Roundup one thing we looked into is the current state of attacks against Java vulnerabilities. What we see in that report confirms that as of the end of 2013, the Java 6...
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My posting over at +GeekWire on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Re-org: http://goo.gl/fb/XbNCZS. 
There’s an obvious question after this week’s changes at Microsoft: what does the announced split-up of the Trustworthy Computing Group (TwC) mean for secu
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Article by me on TrendMicro about the new Heartbleed vulnerability for regular people: http://blog.trendmicro.com/heartbleed-vulnerability/
There’s a new security issue in the news that many people are worried about. It’s called the “Heartbleed vulnerability.” There’s a lot of confusion around it, especially about what most people should be concerned about and do about it. To help you understand what’s going on and not panic, here are some answers to FAQs...
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I got to talk with my friends at Get Jesse about credit monitoring and identity theft protection services yesterday: http://www.king5.com/news/get-jesse/Does-credit-monitoring-really-help-251122701.html
More than 100 million people have been offered free credit monitoring services since the Target data breach. However, experts are questioning if these types of services really protect you at all.
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Changing it up a bit and writing on politics rather than security and privacy for GeekWire. And, I found a way to work in House of Cards to boot! http://www.geekwire.com/2014/house-cars-lessons-politics-seattles-recent-rideshare-decision/
Lyft supporters rally outside Seattle City Hall. (GeekWire file photo) In this corner: We have a young, innovative company that says it’s changing the play
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My latest column at GeekWire is up, talking about Target et al.  and what it means for retail. http://www.geekwire.com/2014/target-tipping-point/
The first weeks of 2014 seemed to bring reports of new data breaches affecting retailers in the United States on nearly a weekly basis. Target, Neiman Marc
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PALO ALTO -- At the international airport in Sochi, Russia, the entry point for thousands of athletes, spectators and world leaders bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics, a state-of-the-art security system made by a Silicon Valley company is keeping watch.
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  • Christopher Budd Communications
    Principal, 2010 - 2013
  • Microsoft
    Senior Communications Manager, 1999 - 2010
  • Trend Micro
    Threats Communications Manager, 2013