Saturday, March 17, 2007

Wherever you do - think of security

Did you know that the employment of Security Development Lifecycle techniques in Microsoft resulted in more secure software? According to surveys the number of security defects reduced by approximately 50 to 60 percent when the team followed SDL. The simple fact is that every product touched by SDL has fewer security defects.

In the article of Michael Howard "A Look Inside the Security Development Lifecycle at Microsoft" it is shown how to solve security problems on the grounds of development phases.

Special thanks to Oliver Szimmetat from Microsoft for the helpful references.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Digi-topia or not?

In the article by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell "A Digital Life" it was announced a launch of a research project aimed at creating a digital archive of all Bell's interactions with the world. Bell's digital memories include documents from his long career in the computer industry, all the photographs he takes and conversations he records, every Web site he visits, and every e-mail he sends and receives. Some of the actual screen shots from Bell's archive are incorporated in the article images.
And this is only the start. What's going to be further? Perhaps some of us will have portable "tape-recorders" that will tape every step we do, every emotion, every smell and so on.....
These thoughts make me prick up ears.