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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HDMoore's Law, revisited

Here's a good read by Mike Rothman (@securityincite) on how we tend to bury our heads in the sand over the most obvious things including HD Moore's Law. For years, I've had a slide in my presentations titled "Future Trends" where I've talked about how exploits are getting easier for those with ill intent:
  • Easier access to tools
  • Little knowledge needed
  • Less elaborate “hacks”
  • More internal breaches
  • Mobile business → less control
  • Greater complexity → more security issues
  • Newer technologies → new security problems
Mike's post is a good reminder that this is a business reality - today, right now - and it's up to every single one of us in IT to stay ahead of the curve.

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