Martijn Grooten had been an academic mathematician when, by chance, he found himself working in security in 2007. He has not regretted this move since. He is the current Editor of Virus Bulletin and is regularly quoted in the media as an experts on a wide range of aspects of cyber security, from malware to cryptography to email security. He has also spoken at various security conferences including RSA, Botconf and TROOPERS.
Security is a top priority for financial institutions around the world. In the past few weeks, the U.K.’s TSB Bank has learned the hard way that availability is even more important. And when availability is an issue, security can’t be ignored.
Companies that handle sensitive customer data have even more to worry about when making an acquisition. Not only do they have to be sure the acquired company has good security, but they can't let their guard down even after the acquisition closes.