1989. Acid wash jeans, Bon Jovi and the compassionate conservatism of the Reagan Era were actually, unironically popular. The Berlin Wall fell, free elections were held in the then Soviet Congress of Deputies, Vaclev Havel became president of Czechoslavakia, and pro-democracy rallies held sway in China. And, SC Media was born.

It was a time of sincere commitment to the democratic process, a time of opening borders and minds. And yet, while there was no “cyber” before “security,” it was also the time when we shared a nursery with the worldwide web and online security was seeing its first serious incursions and attacks. 

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