Quite right too. All dogs should be in bed by 7.15.
David Harley is an IT security researcher, author/editor and consultant living in the United Kingdom, known for his books on and research into malware, Mac security, anti-malware product testing, and management of email abuse.
Harley has worked in IT since the mid-1980s, working initially at the Royal Free Hospital in London. From 1989 to 2001 he worked for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK), where he eventually moved into full-time security. In 2001 he rejoined the National Health Service where he ran the Threat Assessment Centre. Since leaving the NHS in 2006 to work as an independent consultant, he has worked closely with the security company ESET where since 2011 he holds the position of Senior Research Fellow. In 2009 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO), but stood down in February 2012, when Righard Zwienenberg, president of AMTSO, joined ESET, so that there wouldn’t be more than one Board member representing the same AMTSO member entity.
Most of his writing since joining ESET is available here:
Most of his writing for other magazines, web sites etc. is available from or via the Geek Peninsula blog, as are most of the above writing.
Among his other security-related (sometimes) blogs are:
…it doesn’t mean there are no witches.
Facebook is suggesting that I allow James Patterson to teach me writing. (Well, I suppose he has sold a lot more books than I have.) Apparently I can learn every part of his book writing process.
I wonder if that includes finding a co-author to do the actual writing?
I suppose I shouldn’t be snide about this: it’s obviously working posthumously for Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy. Thank heavens it never occurred to Barbara Cartland.
According to ZoneAlarm, not always the most ethically irreproachable vendor, every 10 seconds someone is hit by ransomware. He must be getting really fed up with it.
Even the fake conference crowd are trying to drag me back into testing (again). Yes, ‘Making sense of comparative anti-malware testing’ sounds like a perfect fit for the World Gene Convention. Not. I’d have been more impressed if they’d picked up on my long-gone and rather peripheral connection with the Human Genome Project.
At least the repeated invitations to a dodgy forensics conference have some theoretical relevance to what I do now.
F minus for effort. F double minus for ‘would you please respond to our earlier spam?’
Suggestions for an edition of Sesame Street presented by the letter K: