I didn’t believe them when they told me, but apparently today is the 10th anniversary of me joining Sophos.
Sophos wasn’t my first job in the computer security industry. In December 1991 I went for an interview at S&S International (later to be known as Dr Solomon’s Software), and was fortunate enough to be hired by Alan and Susan Solomon as their first Windows programmer.
That made me a gulp a bit as I’d never written a program for Windows before, and trying to write any code that would remain stable for very long under Windows 3.0 was quite a struggle. But still, hey, it was a job and these virus things were kinda interesting – at least more interesting to me than writing accountancy software.
I had a great time at Dr Solomon’s until June 1998, when it announced that it was going to be bought by a company called Network Associates or NAI.
As you can see to the right, Sophos put out a cheeky advert announcing the death of their arch-rival in the British corporate…
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