Dan Morrill works in Interactive Media and Cloud delivery systems for Comics Forge as the COO. He has been blogging since 2003 covering different emerging technologies, management and information security. Dan works as a founding member of a number of startups, including Startup Academy International and Dead Tree Comics. His interests are in intellectual property protection, piracy, and information security as it applies to cloud computing. He also has a deep interest in media, mobile computing, and education.. His personal blog is here,  his other pro-blog is here .

2 responses to “Nothing says Information Security Fail quite like 75000 compromised computers”


    I read your frustration and aggravation in your blog post because no doubt you spend on average $300 per PC/Laptop per year to protect your system. Setting up a national CIA or FBI type system for cyber criminals is still not going to solve the problem. Securing your computer is no different philosophically than steps you take to secure your home and children. Children and homes are compromised on the order of magnitude if not greater than 75,000 and counting daily. If we cannot solve that, then we are not going to solve cyber crime either. Protect yourself the best you can and be vigilant.
    As an example: I applied for a job at West Communications via their Web site yesterday. Several hours later I receive an email from their HR department requested information about me to see if they would be eligible for a tax credit to hire me. You follow a link in the email and the form asks you for your SSN#!!!!!!!! It’s not even a secure site!!!!!! You and I both know that there are going to be applicants who complete this form providing their SSN number.