Welcome to the Edge
By Seth Ross
Welcome to the edge. If you're getting this newsletter, then you've
probably been here for a while.
What "edge" am I referring to?
The edge of the computing infrastructure, outside the tightly controlled environment of the data center, where data on thinly protected client devices is exposed to a wide universe of threats.
The company that puts out this newsletter is now GuardianEdge
Technologies Inc. GuardianEdge is the encryption software spin-off from
PC Guardian, which has been making and selling anti-theft devices since
PC Guardian and its anti-theft products can be found at
GuardianEdge can be found at http://www.guardianedge.com
The name change announcement can be found in a press release
We choose the name "GuardianEdge" as a signifier of our mission to
protect the edges of the corporate and government IT infrastructure — client devices like laptops, desktops, and PDA's — with strong
We've made other changes as well. We raised our first round of
venture capital last spring:
We've established company headquarters in the South-of-Market
neighborhood of San Francisco, closer to customers, job candidates, and
critical Internet and physical infrastructure -- including the San
Francisco Giants ball park. We occupy the top floor of a modernized
railroad freight warehouse that is readily accessible by plane, train,
automobile, and ferry. See the photo at
http://www.guardianedge.com/sf_photo.html and the San Francisco Business Times story at
Additionally, we've opened new offices in San Rafael, California,
Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Washington DC area.
We continue to build out our team — we're actively recruiting
technical and business staff. See
http://www.guardianedge.com/careers/ and be sure to mention Securius if you apply.
The Securius Newsletter, now in its sixth year of publication, is
the security awareness extension of GuardianEdge's protective mission.
Here readers will find what they've always found: topical essays that
explore the edges of computer security; blunt assessments of current
computer security problems along with proposed solutions; computer
security book reviews; notes from the field, and coverage of leading
security events like the RSA Conference.
Please note that none of the contact details for Securius have
changed. Complete contact information along with subscribe/unsubscribe
information is — as always — presented in the newsletter's footer.
The next issue will be sent out shortly. 'Til then, keep your guard up!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Seth Ross is the Chief Security Officer at GuardianEdge
Technologies and author of the book, _UNIX System Security Tools_
ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
The Securius Newsletter is published by GuardianEdge Technologies.
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