NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, "Alpha Geeks" Posted by Sean @ 15:59 GMT

Yesterday, CIO's Constantine von Hoffman published a post titled "IT Security News Sources to be Thankful for" and we would like to thank him for a very amusing shout-out.

Unlike other industries I�ve covered (cough, cough banking cough, cough) security company blogs tend to be reliable and hugely informative. F-Secure is just one of many great examples of this. They put a premium on sharing code � so this is a site for alpha geeks and not just casual readers. Irrelevant side note: F-Secure is a Finnish company � don�t worry, the site is fluent in English � and Finnish is one of the strangest languages in the world. My son just took an intro to it and told me, ''It has 16 cases (Google Grammatic Cases if you don't know what I'm talking about). One of those is the Partitive ''OHGODWHY'' case which changes a word based on when the word entered the language.''

Constantine, we wish your son success with his Finnish language studies (#OHGODWHY), and take great pride in being called a site "for alpha geeks and not just casual readers".

Reading such praise is truly a great motivator!

P.S. And for all of you American alphas out there that want to recommend a security related blog to your non-geek family members over the holiday weekend, check out F-Secure's Safe and Savvy blog. It's for the more casual reader — and promises not to bite.