Announcement: In memory of Donna Buenaventura

We’ve received the sad news from Donna’s husband that she passed away unexpectedly on December 13, 2011.

Donna has been a strong advocate for security and education for many many years and helped guide many in their interest of security on various forums. 

She will be missed by many.

 Her blog will remain as a tribute to her passion for security and her willingness to contribute to others.

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40 thoughts on “Announcement: In memory of Donna Buenaventura

  1. It is with great sadness to hear of this very tragic news. Donna was a very special person to many who knew her and everyone will be devastated to hear of her passing
    My very sincerest condolences go out to her husband and their families at this sad time

    Wilders Security Admin
    Microsoft MVP Consumer Security

  2. Donna’s dedication to computer security and to helping others will be greatly missed. In addition to her forum work, her contributions in her blog helped the rest of us better do our jobs.
    This is very sad news indeed. My condolences to Donna’s family and friends.

  3. Donna, You will be missed and never forgotten.
    My sincerest condolences go out to her husband and their families at this terribly sad time. RIP Donna.

    Don Patterson

  4. My deepest condolences go out to Donna’s family and her wide network of friends. She was a wonderful woman who helped many people all over the World.
    RIP, Donna.

  5. My sincere sympathy to Donna’s husband and family.

    Donna will be missed by her CoU family, other communities where she was active, fellow Microsoft MVPs and the many people she reached through this blog.

    R.I.P. Donna.



  6. The anti-malware community (and especially the MS-MVP Consumer Security community) lost a very appreciated member.
    She will be missed.
    Condolences to her husband and their families.

    RIP Donna!

  7. I seen her before in DSLReports couple years back. Had just seen the news of her passing over there, I came here to give my condolences to her family. I am sure she will be missed by many.


  8. Donna, you’ll be missed as a member of the IT security world, a founding member of Gladiator-Security Forum but most as a close, good and great friend.

    I am sure we will meet one day somewhere, where the sun is always shining sitting on a huge meadow watching the skies. Be well Donna…..

    Lilian and my condolences to Danny and the whole family

    B. Udo Laumann, Wuppertal, Germany

  9. My sincerest, heartfelt condolences to Donna’s family and all who loved her This was devastating news to me. Donna and I go back more than 10 years in the volunteer computer security field and I admired her dedication to that and to her family. I brought her into the Microsoft MVP community as one of my very first nominees (if not THE first…I think she was). She was an incredible person with a huge heart. I will miss her terribly. I am so sorry for your loss and ours.

    Respectfully and sincerely, with a very heavy heart for one taken too soon. But she is at peace now and in a much better place than we.

    CalamityJane aka Janie Whitty
    Central Florida, USA

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