Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is principal research analyst at Nemertes Research.


Parting Thoughts: The world of security has turned on its head

For the past several years, I have had the honor of writing for Network World in "Risk and Reward." Unfortunately, that time has come to an end as I am leaving the world of independent analysts to pursue new adventures. In my last...

Fail a security audit already -- it's good for you

Failing an audit sounds like the last thing any company wants to happen. But that's because audits are seen by many as the goal of a security program. In reality, audits are only the means of testing whether enforcement of security...

Fail a security audit already -- it's good for you

Failing an audit sounds like the last thing any company wants to happen. But that's because audits are seen by many as the goal of a security program. In reality, audits are only the means of testing whether enforcement of security...

Competing for privacy in a social media world

For years, Facebook users have been clamoring for better privacy controls and clarity, while Facebook engineers oscillate between improvements and major privacy snafus. Every now and then a new wave of exasperated users cry out...

The changing face of identity and location security

For two decades, the dominant security model has been location-centric. We instinctively trust insiders and distrust outsiders, so we build security to reflect that: a hard perimeter surrounding a soft inside. The model works best...

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IT security's scariest acronym: BYOD, bring your own device

The torrent of smartphones and tablets entering companies has created some interesting challenges for security managers. The new devices introduce new operating systems, new development environments and new security risks, but no new...

Imagine: Massively scalable multi-core security

Desktops and servers are being transformed by virtualization and multi-core CPUs, but that effect is a bit harder to see in security. Multi-core CPUs especially hold the possibility of completely transforming how and where we do...

Imagine: Massively scalable multi-core security

Desktops and servers are being transformed by virtualization and multi-core CPUs, but that effect is a bit harder to see in security. Multi-core CPUs especially hold the possibility of completely transforming how and where we do...

Lockdown: How would you handle emergency network operations?

Are you ready for a natural disaster, denial of service or security breach? If one happened right now, would you have a plan ready to respond to it? What the recent highly publicized security breaches demonstrated was that some...

Regaining perspective on security problems

With all the bad security news that has come out over the last few months, you might think the sky is falling. Once a story catches people's attention, we start seeing it everywhere, kind of like noticing a lot of blue cars after you...

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