The river, or, another break in the firewall

Written by Eh’den (Uri) Biber

Sometimes talent seems to come with an amazing self-conviction, and Nir Zuk in a strong example of such case. The extremely articulated security master performed last evening in front of a positive audience with huge self conviction when he presented the vision of his company, Palo Alto Networks, to a group of excited security managers in the SAP lounge, Brussels. (That’s Brussels, Belgium, Europe, the other side of the world to my fellow Americans. You know, a guiding tip in case you get lost in google earth…). The presentation finalized another successful security event organized by L-Sec, “Information Security Management 2010”.

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Private IDs – or – Time, space, and Leuven

Managing identities in 2010, impressions from LSEC event.

By Eh’den (Uri) Biber

We are governed not by armies, but by IDs

Paraphrasing Caird Mona (1854-1932)


It was a sunny day as I was heading from Brussels to the “Katholieke Universiteit” of Leuven, One of Belgium’s most prominent academic powerhouses. Ulrich Seldeslachts from LSEC invited me to participate in a conference entitled “Managing Identities in 2010“, which I gladly did (Thanks Ulrich!). Benjamin Franklin once said “The Way to see by Faith, is to shut the Eye of Reason”. In many ways the conference we participated in was all about the same subject – faith and reason. Does having both faith and reason make us half blind? Maybe, but is it the science or our faith that blinds us, or both?

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