You may have already read about this on Jeremiah’s site but the rumors about me being in a documentary are true. It’s a short one (only 20 something minutes, I think) but nevertheless. You can see a preview of it here. It’s trying to describe how serious the dangers of internet insecurity is to global economy. I thought it was really well done actually.
One thing I thought was hilariously ironic was a quote by Howard Schmitt (ex cyber security czar for the United States, who replaced Richard Clarke), “We should never ever ever be so arrogant to think that we’re not a potential victim or our data has not been compromised or that there’s not some adversary out there that’s just as smart if not smarter than we are who won’t be able to compromise that data.” Then the camera flashes back to me as he’s finishing his sentence. The irony being that I’ve actually briefly worked with Howard before. This industry is just too small sometimes! So there’s some funny editing work in there to point to me as the bad guy, but I’m not offended. Someone has to be the antagonist. Fortify is showing the documentary in three places around the world (SF, NY and London). It was fun!