Cybersecurity: “Our whole industry is built on smoke and mirrors”

An article that many of us might reckon to be controversially worded…

Statements like “people in the security profession are lying to themselves” and others of a similar tenor are a bit harsh in my opinion.

That said, I must own up to one thing (which apparently puts me among the “Hard Core”…): there is no such thing as 100% security. But to invert a simile (if slightly foolish), taking my cue from the photo:

It’s better to light a fire under water if you’re cold than doing nothing. At least the movement and friction will warm you up.

100% security

I agree that the most we can to is simply the most that is within the reach of each individual for self protection. As the article says, building the fence higher and higher until it’s not worth climbing over it is just too costly.

But there’s a right and wrong way to say things. To say that “security sucks” is just not on, precisely because, in my opinion, cybersecurity takes a lot of effort based on the best intentions.

The fact that there is no such thing as 100% security doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to get as close to it as possible.

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http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/05/technology/cybersecurity_myth/index.htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_latest+%28Latest+News%29

Author: Nicolas Jean Leconte  Demarsy


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