An open letter to Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Paul Otellini, Steve Ballmer, Dirk Meyer, Michael Dell, Larry Ellison and Jim Whitehurst
As you know, the world has been fighting hackers for over 15 years. Despite best efforts to secure networks and computers against compromise, we continue to lose systems, credentials and information to the enemy every day. Direct attacks against vulnerable assets, social engineering, phishing, taking advantage of poor security practices, malicious email and infectious Websites continue to be effective across the entire globe. No one is safe. We clearly have a problem and there are no indications that the situation will improve anytime in the near or distant future.
The reason why I am addressing you regarding this matter, is because collectively, you are the only ones that can initiate the changes necessary to make computing secure. Here’s why: