Having Your Digital Cake and Eating It Too

Having Your Digital Cake and Eating It Too
by Bill Montgomery on 01-24-2019 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedAnybody who’s ever read the iconic MAD magazine would be familiar with the wordless Spy vs Spy cartoon. First published in January, 1961, it features two agents involved in stereotypical and comical espionage activities. One is dressed in white, and the other in black, but they are otherwise identical. A parody ofRead More


You Can’t Get There From Here

You Can’t Get There From Here
by Bill Montgomery on 11-22-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedNo doubt many who read this article have heard the expression “You can’t get there from here…” It’s most often attributed to New Englanders – primarily residents of Maine – to describe a route to a destination that is so circuitous and complex that one needn’t bother embarking on the journey.

In the context of the businessRead More


Restoring Digital Trust – Can China Lead the Way?

Restoring Digital Trust – Can China Lead the Way?
by Bill Montgomery on 11-07-2018 at 12:00 pm

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I read with interest the US Chamber of Commerce’s assessment of the Made in China (MIC) 2025 plan to transform the world’s most populous nation into an Advanced Manufacturing leader. MIC 2025 covers 10 strategic industries that China identifies as critical to economic growth in the 21[SUP]st[/SUP] century, including… Read More


Is This the Death Knell for PKI? I think so…

Is This the Death Knell for PKI? I think so…
by Bill Montgomery on 06-10-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIt was 1976 when distinguished scholars Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman published the first practical method of establishing a shared secret-key over an authenticated communications channel without using a prior shared secret. The Diffie-Hellman methodology became known as Public Key Infrastructure … Read More


Lipstick on the Digital Pig

Lipstick on the Digital Pig
by Bill Montgomery on 12-27-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedI have a lot of friends in the real estate industry, and two of the most common sales tactics are to create “curb appeal,” and to “stage” the interior of the residence being sold. Curb appeal, of course, refers to making the home looks as appealing as possible upon first impression. Update the landscaping. Add flowers.Read More


Think your future historical encrypted data is secure? Think again…

Think your future historical encrypted data is secure? Think again…
by Bill Montgomery on 02-18-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIt’s been 32 years since the successful sci-fi comedy, Back to the Future, saw 17-year old Marty McFly – played by Michael J. Fox – accidentally travel 30 years back in time to 1955. The film was a box-office smash, as audiences worldwide delighted in McFly’s antics, only to soon realize that the cool kid from the… Read More


The IoTrojan Horse – an army of toasters

The IoTrojan Horse – an army of toasters
by Bill Montgomery on 10-30-2016 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedMost everybody is familiar with the term Trojan Horse, drawn from Greek mythology. It’s a tale from the Trojan War where, after a fruitless 10-year attempt to capture the city of Troy, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, left it outside the city walls, and then sailed away, seemingly accepting defeat. The TrojansRead More


The CyberSecurity Emperor Has No Clothes

The CyberSecurity Emperor Has No Clothes
by Bill Montgomery on 06-11-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIn the past year, I’ve written numerous articles that have a common theme: the security world is badly broken as crypto schemas developed in the 90’s are no defense for today’s sophisticated hackers. For the most part, my blogs have been very well received, and have been picked up and posted by multiple sites and publications… Read More


e-Armageddon

e-Armageddon
by Bill Montgomery on 03-09-2016 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedCNN: International, Final Report. Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 : The events that have unfolded in the last 72 hours have devastated the entire civilized world, and have left society as we know it on the brink of collapse. I’m told that our networks are now shutting down, and that the report I am about to file will be Read More


Crypto Key Exchange …like taking candy from a digital baby

Crypto Key Exchange …like taking candy from a digital baby
by Bill Montgomery on 01-31-2016 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedFor those among you who have read my previous SemiWiki articles, you will no doubt see a theme: the security of our connected world is badly broken, and for the bad guys, violating our online lives – both business and personal – is as easy as taking candy from the proverbial baby.… Read More