Earlier this week I had a Skype chat for an hour or so with David Bisson from Tripwire's State of Security blog, where he asked me about how I came to join the computer security industry, my thoughts on how things have changed, and why I decided to become independent.
During the interview I describe my unusual introduction to the world of anti-virus via the computer games I used to write like Humbug and Jacaranda Jim. The games are freely available for download if you can find yourself a decent MS-DOS emulator.
Check out David's write-up of the interview if you're curious:
- Infosec Influencers: An Interview with Graham Cluley – Part 1
- Infosec Influencers: An Interview with Graham Cluley – Part 2
All this talk of the old days, and those happy times when I my shirts were unironed resulted in me digging out one of the earliest interviews I ever did.
Here, for your pleasure, is an interview with me dating from way back in 1992 - when I had only been working as the chief programmer of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows for a few months.
The interview was with Syntax, a disk-based magazine about text adventure games. So there's precious little about anti-virus in it, but a fair bit about the games I had been writing.
Text adventures, ahh... those were the days...