- He was mentored by Larry Ellison.
- He has proved himself on the corporate battlefield.
- His "death star" should be more easily defended than companies that need to train and enforce security principles in every one of their enterprise customers' settings.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
A Modest Proposal for Salesforce Response
For the Second time in as many weeks, it was reported that Zeus-like trojans were targeting Salesforce customers through less-than-secure clients and not using any deficiency in Salesforce systems themselves (see The Register story here). The reasons I put Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff on my Cyber Privateer Fantasy League team:
I'm still having trouble getting my brain around why someone would want to steal CRM data, as it would seem exceptionally hard to monetize. One high-probability answer is that this is a government-initiated attack, maybe by China, designed to give them a leg up as they compete worldwide with the clients of Salesforce. Whether or not this is the case, if I were in charge of Marc Benioff's crisis response efforts, I would run this ad on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for a few weeks:
Selah Marc. Selah.
Posted by Destroying Angel at 2/27/2014 08:12:00 AM