"We are like the French fighting the German Panzers with the Maginot Line and French cavalry," he said. "So, not very effective against a motorized enemy."
Courtot reported that the initiative has already garnered the backing of security visionaries such as Vint Cerf who have the goal of tackling very targeted problems plaguing organizations today, such as botnets, inadequacies in SSL, and a lack of security participation in cloud deployments. The idea, he said, is to put the fast movers in security innovation together in a collaborative force that will allow them to circumvent some of the more staid machinery of security progress.
"We're not going to boil the ocean. We're going to pick our battles and the way that the Trustworthy Internet Movement will be judged is by how we can influence and get things done by not only integrating the papers and conferences and discussions, but also putting the right people together to sow these seeds and leverage new technology very quickly," Courtot said.
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