Earlier this week, Bruce Schneier shared some insightful thoughts about ‘feudal’ computer security. He believes that Internet giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon are “becoming our feudal lords, and we are becoming their vassals.
The robes have been donned. The candles have been lit. The circle has been formed, the ancient words spoken. Here in the dark and damp, in this secret underground cavern, one more member is admitted to StopBadware’s society of the malware-crushing elite. Tonight, it is Malwarebytes.
Yesterday, StopBadware Executive Director Maxim Weinstein announced that he has decided to move on from StopBadware over the next couple of months. Maxim has been helping StopBadware grow since its infancy as a Berkman Center project, and he has helmed our organization since we spun off as a standalone nonprofit in January of 2010.
Big news today: Internet pioneer Vint Cerf has taken on the role of Chair of the StopBadware Board, which is seriously great. Furthermore, the esteemed Esther Dyson is our new Clerk (what some might call Secretary of the Corporation). Here's a brief dramatization of how this all happened:
Scene: A board meeting