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Cybersecurity Smackdown: What Side Are You On?
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StephenR232
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StephenR232,
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2/6/2016 | 7:01:01 PM
The problem is people.
The root cause for most events is people doing dumb things they've already been told not to do. The only meaningful solution is to take people out of the equation. When the internet is for the most part machines interacting with other machines is when this arms race can be fought to a stalemate. Until then, the side with the most people will lose.
oneilldon
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oneilldon,
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2/7/2016 | 3:49:02 PM
Adopt key less encryption
Even the ordered mathematical encryption approach is losing ground to advancements in computational capability. In addition to being far too computationally intensive, the operational advantage of pairing of math-based encryption systems and advanced computing, on the verge of Quantum Computing, may be tilting in favor of the determined STEM-endowed nation state adversary.

Now a national security and competitiveness challenge, the state of encryption calls for new thinking, innovation, and disruptive action. It is a false promise that ordered mathematical encryption will yield privacy and security.

One alternative to extricate ourselves from this trap is to invent and adopt key less encryption without dependence on ever increasing advancements in computational technology and without encryption keys to be confiscated by the government only to be hacked by bad actors.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/9/2016 | 12:52:59 PM
Re: The problem is people.
@Stephen: Indeed!  As many security colleagues of mine agree, you can have the best security tools in the world -- but they will do you no good if your employees leave the doors wide open!

It's analytics.  It's encryption.  It's firewalls.  It's anti-malware.  It's training.  It's EVERYTHING.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/9/2016 | 12:55:23 PM
Re: Adopt key less encryption
Quantum computing and the security solutions that it can provide particularly excite me.  It's hard to defeat quantum physics when you have the observer effect and dark matter and all of these mysteries at play.

Of course, as the field -- and our understanding of it -- becomes more advanced, perhaps so too will hacking methods.
lorraine89
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lorraine89,
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9/26/2016 | 10:06:26 AM
Cyber security
Nice informative article. Though no matter if it is Analytics vs. Encryption. or Prevention vs. Detection at the end of the day, the side which incorporates taking preventive measures before hand is the winning one. Encryption for instance is by far the best method to secure your online connections as well as your personal files or folders on systems. Online encryption in the form of vpn is essential like I use Purevpn to deploy encrypted connection to my server for privacy and security. 


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