Closing the Door on Hackers – from the New York Times

Marc Maiffret, April 5th, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of contributing an Op-Ed piece to The New York Times. In the article, I talk about some of the aspects of cyber-security that I think are far too-often left out of mainstream media discussions. Specifically, the shared burden that all of us in the technology industry should feel in helping educate and produce more secure software. This is not a trivial challenge, but something that is equally important for users at large to understand and think about just as often as they think about the next hyped up hacker group or China attack.

From IT administrators to software developers and more, the challenges faced in security are always evolving and it can be tiring to keep running this race. To those businesses that employ such people who strive every day to help build a more secure company, embrace those employees, rather than think of them as an annoyance or burden. Keep staying educated, keep raising the bar in a meaningful way beyond yet another signature update, and most importantly, don’t forget that as serious as some of the stakes are in security, don’t take it all so seriously, or your servers may never get out alive.

You can find the full article here –  http://www.nytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/05/opinion/closing-the-door-on-hackers.html?_r=0

 

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