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6/19/2015
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7 Top Security Quotes From London Technology Week

Tech events across the city hit on IoT, smart cities, mobility and Legos.
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Although IFSEC International and Interop London were the headline acts, over 100 other tech-related events were scattered throughout the city during London Technology Week this week. 

In a tiny pop-up at the Old Street Underground Station David Caygill of app start-up Savio explained that the "dirty secret" about activity trackers like Fitbits is that people stop using them within six months, "but they keep buying them." In the luxurious Canadian embassy building under a chandelier, evolutionary biologist Mark Bowden showed how certain postures made him appear arrogant by brazenly exposing "kill points" and how with human behavior, as in software development, input is the biggest indicator of output. (Garbage in, garbage out.)

There was also plenty said about security. Here are some of the highlights.

 

Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad ...
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Susan Fourtan
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6/20/2015 | 6:59:59 AM
Lack of talent
Understaffed and poorly trained information security staff may be one crucial reason why vulnerabilities is still such a big issue. Lack of enough budget for this is also a problem. If you think about it, budget should be distributed in a way that covers priorities first, right? Yet, you can sometimes see so much misused budget in some enetrprises while they lack the talent they would need. -Susan
aws0513
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aws0513,
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6/23/2015 | 8:14:31 AM
Re: Lack of talent
Assuming there is talent to hire in the first place.

There is a palpable shortage of IT security talent in the market. 

Even when a budget is set up for security, and reasonably skilled talent is found, the budget quickly gets swallowed up by salaries that the skilled and experienced IT security professionals expect. 

Supply and demand is a beast to fight with when there are extremes at each end of the equation.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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6/23/2015 | 1:43:37 PM
Re: Lack of talent
I believe there is tenant, it is just underpaid and not put in charge. Most strategic security decisions are made at the top, not on the security staff level.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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6/23/2015 | 1:42:12 PM
Re: Lack of talent
I agree but I would be more worried about the end-users than security staff. At the end of the day there is actually no lack of security measures, there is lack of attention to it.
Kevin Runners
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6/25/2015 | 8:34:32 AM
Too bad
Too bad that you didn't write all in one post. It's very annoying to click everywhere to have the info you want ...
RyonKnight
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6/23/2015 | 9:19:16 AM
Another click through article...
...that I refuse to click through.  All on one page or I won't read it.
Dr.T
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6/23/2015 | 1:39:48 PM
Automated home
I like the one which says "Who's responsible when a smart city crashes?" Of course when we automate everting at home, what happens when those devices not work? Think about it: You will not be able to get inside the house, refrigerator will not respond to you, you may starve. :--))
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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6/23/2015 | 1:47:29 PM
Another good one
"Can anyone here sell me security products that will work in 20 years?

Answer is mainly no, unless we hand over our security to Artificial Intelligence that learns the environment and advances itself. I believe we will come there but not likely in 20 years.
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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6/26/2015 | 1:45:23 PM
Re: Another good one
@Dr T  And at the rate of technological advancement on the bad guys' side, even A.I.-based security tools (or anything else we might come up with) aren't going to keep up for that long.
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