I’ve noticed that sometimes it takes two or three “pings” for an idea to seep into my consciousness. I just got my second “ping” on a potentially Big Idea: site-specific browsers (SSBs).
Last week my Yankee Group research report “The Web 2.0 Security Train Wreck” went live on the Yankee website, and is available to our customers. Douglas Crockford, a very smart and informed web application expert at Yahoo, who I interviewed for the report, gave it a generally positive review. I sent him a courtesy copy, as is our practice.
Many readers know that my day job is as a security technology analyst for Yankee Group. Well, it’s about that time of year where we start to wind down our research calendar.
Rudolph Araujo, a contributor to the securitymetric.org mailing list, forwarded on a link to a Red Herring article about a new Cybertrust study on the impact of the Zotob worm by Russ Cooper.
Cybertrust has an interesting model… when major security incidents happen, they make a habit of canvassing a wide group of companies that have agreed to participate. Looks like they are up to about 700 or so participants, not all of which are their customers. I actually really like and appreciate that Cybertrust takes the time to do this, although in this particular example I think they raised more questions than they answered.