New online forum –

While I was at the SCIP conference I was able to meet several folks from Strategy Software, who make several products I use. We talked about their products and their features, and we also ended up talking about creating a user’s group.

There were a few of us “power users” there, and everyone seemed to think it was a good idea. It was one of those discussions where everyone’s nodding, but no one is talking about what they’re going to do, so I volunteered to put it together.

So on the way home in the airport I found a spot with free wi-fi and set to work. One of the things I really love about the internet is how quickly things can be done. In less than an hour I had found software (PHPBB) and had uploaded it to my web servers, defined the forums, thought up a name (poorly chosen and later changed), written posts, and emailed the others about it.

That was Friday, and Saturday I registered a domain, cleaned up the site, set up security on the Strategy Software forums (they’re for licensees only) and wrote more posts. Since then the domain as changed to The folks from Strategy Software have been participating, and now we have 48 articles and 10 users.

But that’s not enough!

So, please come and have a look when you can! is a place where CI professionals and others involved in research or information security can network and discuss issues that are important to them, as well as their experience with Strategy Software products. It’s still in it’s infancy, so now’s the time to get in on the ground floor!

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