Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Security Vendor Spin

I worked at Foundstone when the infamous Fortune magazine article accused our company of software license abuses. We took this line from the article -- one of the best-known U.S. computer-security companies -- and put it on the back of T-shirts we wore to Black Hat in 2003.

Now I see the following in an email from Sourcefire:

We're sorry you missed the Sourcefire Federal Seminar in Washington!

However, it's not too late to come see the intrusion detection and prevention technology that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Department of Defense, and the FBI felt was too valuable to be owned by a foreign company.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even better is the note on a t-shirt a certain Mr. Roesch was recently spotted wearing:

"I got acquired by Checkpoint and all I got was this lousy shirt."