Information Security Risks Becoming a Failed State
Current events are depressing. President Obama, on the television last night, let us all know he has approved US airstrikes in Syria – an indication of the deepening struggle of both the Syrian and Iraqi governments attempting to maintain some semblance of control. The situation in Ukraine is on a knife’s edge as well for much of the same reasons. These are indicators that we may be witnessing the last gasps of failing states in those regions, but while that news is bad, in the midst of constant updates on the instability in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq are news reports of major data breaches, most recently JP Morgan and Home Depot. I fear that much like the situation with the aforementioned regional political conflicts, an analogous story can be told about the current state of information security.
The unfunny punchline to the case I’m about to lay out is that...
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