Rob Enderle, Author at Security Boulevard

Why Microsoft’s Hardware Baseline for Windows 11 Is Important

From the 80s through the 90s, Microsoft didn’t take security seriously. They acted as if it was someone else’s job, and companies like Symantec and McAfee came to market and flourished. But, to flourish and sell their security offerings on Windows, the security company had to increasingly disparage the product ... Read More

IBM Security: The Critical Solution for a World at Risk

I started in tech working for IBM and what makes the company unique is not its age—over 100 years—but the fact that it has since the beginning of when I got to know them in the 1970s taken security very seriously. My first large scale security experience was at IBM, ... Read More

IBM Moves to Introduce ‘Confidential Computing’ to Adjust to the New Normal

One of the first jobs I got after I joined IBM was in Competitive Analysis. I got the job after doing a several year stint in Internal Audit as part of a hand-picked Tiger Team. I made a bit of a name for myself when my team discovered our top ... Read More

Microsoft Sets Proper Example With Necurs Botnet Takedown

I like to watch old westerns, and there is a common thread that weaves through them that showcases that the lack of cooperation between the states led to profitable criminal organizations, which made living in the Old West very risky. Criminals could commit crimes in one state, flee across the ... Read More

Hushmesh: Finally Someone Has Figured Out How To Eliminate Passwords

When I joined IBM back in the 1980s, one of the big problems we were dealing with was IDs and passwords, which we listed as the most vulnerable parts of any computer system. Here we are—nearly 40 years later—and they remain the most vulnerable parts of any computer system, and ... Read More

HP Moves to Increase Desktop and Printer Security Lead with Bromium

HP just announced the acquisition of Bromium, a unique small security company. I must admit the name “Bromium” kind of sounds like something you’d take if you had a stomach problem, but given a breach could make an IT manager sick to their stomach it isn’t a bad name. Back ... Read More

HP Labs Bristol: Why HP Leads On PC Security

I spent much of this week at HP’s Labs in Bristol England and this site, focused on security, is largely why the firm currently has the strongest security on their business class notebooks and business printers. I want much of this effort to eventually migrate to their consumer products where ... Read More

BlackBerry’s AI Intelligent Security Has Broad Implications

I’ve been working in and out of security and law enforcement for much of my life. The biggest exposures I’ve run into and the easiest ways through security have always been through the employee. Whether it was a disgruntled employee acting badly, a successful phishing or spear phishing attack, ransomware, ... Read More

BlackBerry Moves to Strengthen Ties with the US Government (Thank God)

BlackBerry has successfully transitioned from being a smartphone vendor to something very different. They still have the leading operating system for automobiles and nuclear power plants (QNX), which is arguably (and has to be) the most secure in segment. The have a variety of mobile management and security solutions, and ... Read More

BlackBerry, Cisco, and Microsoft Move Aggressively to Protect Trust and Privacy

This month must be “Get Serious Month” for BlackBerry, Cisco, and Microsoft, because two of these firms’ CEOs came out personally very strongly on privacy and the third—Cisco—released a powerful study that points dramatically to the need for privacy protection and the negative impacts on companies that have been unable ... Read More