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The (lock and) key to strong security

The (lock and) key to strong security


Let me begin with a short story, a true story. A good friend of mine’s house was recently broken into. He was asleep in bed when this event took place, and he heard nothing. In fact, when he got up in the morning, he didn’t even notice at first that the event had taken place, such was the subtlety of the break-in. The thief had managed to break a door lock, opening the door without making much sound at all. The technique was to snap off the front of the lock and use a screwdriver to open the door: very quiet and very quick. 

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Snippet: In recent years, the banking industry has tracked the development of increasingly sophisticated fraud patterns, coordinated by groups across the Internet searching for bank systems with security weaknesses. Once a vulnerable institution is identified, the group typically plans a large-scale attack for when defenses are at their lowest.

In recent years, the banking industry has tracked the development of increasingly sophisticated fraud patterns, coordinated by groups across the Internet searching for bank systems with security weaknesses. Once a vulnerable institution is identified, the group typically plans a large-scale attack for when defenses are at their lowest.

Snippet: Cybersecurity is a large and complex problem. Companies have to protect the perimeter, authenticate legitimate users, respond to threats and probe the system for vulnerabilities. Most companies build a patchwork of systems that provide strong protections for each of these levels.

Cybersecurity is a large and complex problem. Companies have to protect the perimeter, authenticate legitimate users, respond to threats and probe the system for vulnerabilities. Most companies build a patchwork of systems that provide strong protections for each of these levels.

Snippet: The NSA and RSA relationship certainly overshadowed a lot of the conversations and sessions at the RSA Conference this year. But beyond that particular industry controversy, there were two recurring themes we saw running through many of our interactions at the event.

The NSA and RSA relationship certainly overshadowed a lot of the conversations and sessions at the RSA Conference this year. But beyond that particular industry controversy, there were two recurring themes we saw running through many of our interactions at the event.

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