Over at our on-line newspaper, The ITSM Lens Daily, a headline came across from the Sydney Morning Herald - Cyber Attacks: Resistance is Futile. Of course, we read a lot of stories here, and directly related to those stories, a lot of headlines (we tend to write a few ourselves). However, this one seemed to strike a chord. As a society have we finally reached the point where we will simply give up and let the Borg assimilate our planet?
Star Trek reference aside the article poses a new set of logic that recommends switching the approach of simply fortifying data from intrusion, to a system focused on what should be done after you are inevitably attacked. Of course, a recommendation like this doesn't carry much weight, even from experts. That is unless your expert is, RSA Chief Security Officer Eddie Schwartz.
If RSA and Eddie Schwartz don't ring a bell, a quick Google search will reveal news about the RSA hack earlier this year, and Eddie Schwartz was Chief Security Officer at Net Witness - the organization that identified the breach, and was later purchased by RSA parent Company EMC. While companies are in fear over exactly what vulnerabilities related to the SecureID hack still exist, he is speaking out to promote a shift of any IT organization.
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