Articles By Claudiu Popa

How to Out-Secure the Competition in 5 Easy Steps

Every year, we encounter a wide variety of companies, firms of different sizes that play distinct roles in their respective industries. Some are in a position to mitigate all sorts of risks to

Published on: July 26th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

The Toronto G8/G20 Summits:

 How Simple Security Communication Blunders Can Negatively Impact Public Opinion Apparently Toronto drew the short straw. It’s our turn to host the distinguished G8 and G20 summits this year and Canada is certainly

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Unforgivable: Ignorance and apathy about user privacy can no longer be tolerated

The Wall Street Journal’s discovery about the shady privacy practices of some of the world’s largest social networks came as a surprise and probably won’t help any of the big names they mentioned.

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Give Google a break

Yesterday’s revelation that Google’s StreetView cars collected more than just anonymized pictures of buildings and cars (and some comical situations) came as a surprise to many, including regulatory bodies in a number of

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

The Last Throes of Traditional Anti-Virus Software

It should come as no surprise to anyone that given the vast numbers of malicious software anti-virus companies are claiming to detect, the number of viruses out there is practically limitless. With the

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Newsflash: Facebook doesn’t care about your privacy

I love how every other article about Facebook has some kind of privacy angle. As if Facebook, a site designed to share your information as broadly as possible, was also responsible for preserving

Published on: May 7th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Scammers & fraudsters extend Holiday earnings at Haiti’s expense

As much as consumers look forward to Christmas every year, retailers salivate at the boost in revenue and its positive impact on earnings. No one enjoys the holidays more than criminals however, from

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

What part should travelers play in airport security?

I can safely say that I have one of the most satisfying occupations in the world. Helping to protect the intangible assets that drive the world’s economies is certainly something that most individuals

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

The decade of convergence and the (n)ever-changing risk landscape

A full decade after convergence was hailed as the next big thing, right around the turn of the millennium; this elusive concept is making a comeback. The difference is that we now have

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Holiday fear mongering! Will Anyone Survive 2010?

Since my previous blog post I read a ridiculous number of security projections for 2010. These range from catastrophic scenarios to something much, much worse. To these I say, bah humbug! It seems

Published on: December 24th, 2009 Claudiu Popa

The only security advice you need this holiday season

With the holidays now upon us, what better way to get started than to talk about what's on everyone's mind? No, it's not the last minute shopping nor the latest credit card spending

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Claudiu Popa