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Andrew Fried

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Andrew Fried is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology Strategies practice. His passion and tenacity for identifying and stopping Internet criminal activity has earned him the respect of leading industry experts. Read more ...

 

Upon reading the The Rugged Software Manifesto, I decided to summarize my thoughts on what good software should and should not do. In the spirit of “keep it simple, stupid,” I’ve somewhat condensed the 10-item manifesto to three: The software should do what it’s advertised to do. The software shouldn’t create a portal into my system via every Chinese and Russian malware package that hits the Internet virtually every minute of every day. The software should protect the users from themselves. Let’s dive right in with the first item: software should do what it’s advertised to do. Hey, antivirus vendors — BOO! Yes, that should scare the pants off the the antivirus world, since for …

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