Ira WinklerContributing Columnist, CSO

Ira Winkler, CISSP, is president of Secure Mentem, and author of the forthcoming book, Advanced Persistent Security. He can be contacted at

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The security gift guide

Give the gift of security, so people will give you the gift of not asking for help and advice.

Is Google Evil? The Jury Is Out

Google's changes to its privacy policy should have been expected. It's what any corporation intent on maximizing value would do. But does that make it right?