When IT Meets Politics:

snake-oil


December 17, 2010  10:30 PM

Why rational users prefer cheap dancing pigs to expensive security snake oil

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
E-Immodium, Identity governance, Information security, snake-oil

I have spent much of the last month listening to security scare stories from consultants and vendors bidding for attention and budgets. Many of the activities for which they are seeking support appear worse than useless. They distract attention from...

January 19, 2008  7:29 PM

The inflation-beating cost of data protection snake-oil

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Governance, Security, snake-oil

External directors have the opposite problem to journalists. Under "fin de siecle capitalism" and in public sector "quangoland" they are sacrificial goats: little or no power to effect change but expected to share responsibility for failure. The time has come to butt back.


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