Truth About Computer Security Hysteria
7/26/04 apologyVea Culpa, Corrections editor
Monday, 26 July 2004
Rob Rosenberger accidentally named a Symantec employee in the first paragraph of his 7/26/04 column. The employee wanted to ask his PR office for permission to reveal his name, but Rosenberger published the column with the man's name in it before he got a yes/no response. We sincerely regret Rosenberger's error. He revised his column to delete the employee's name and he offered this apology:
"I failed this man, no doubt about it. Worse, I did it in a column where I bashed another firm over major failures in a press release. This irony stabs me deeply. My error occurred for the simplest of reasons: I failed to annotate that paragraph while writing my column. For the record, this person isn't one of my confidential sources. He just wanted to get approval from his PR office before I used his name. I humbly apologize to Symantec and to the employee in question."
Vmyths will apologize to Symantec in our next What's New newsletter. A link to this page will appear before other items in the newsletter.