It is my privilege to announce that Bryan Gulachenski will be stepping in starting today to lead StopBadware as the new interim executive director. Bryan is a security industry veteran with over 20 years of experience managing and developing security programs in the financial services, insurance, and government sectors.
All of us at StopBadware would like to extend a special thank you to our board member and Treasurer, Esther Dyson. Esther recently accepted a generous donation to StopBadware in lieu of an honorarium for keynoting the upcoming Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES). Thanks, as well, to Brad Holtz of Cyon Research, the organizer of COFES, for making this possible.
Fairly often, a reporter, a partner, or another contact asks us for statistics about badware: how many bad websites exist, how many computers get infected each day, what do users understand about the threat, etc. These are complex questions to answer, and StopBadware does not always have the information or time to answer them. We do, however, frequently come across useful and interesting stats in third party reports.