Security Awareness

The most secure system in the world is powered off, embedded in concrete, and mined with tamper-sensitive explosives. It's unfortunately also the most useless system in the world. In order for a system to be useful, it needs to interact with the environment and provide some level of functionality. Historically, were mostly islands — that is, they provided their functionality in a stand-alone manner, and weren't connected, or had limited to other systems. With these kinds of systems, it was relatively easy to analyze their — the number of ways of getting in and compromising the operation was extremely limited. Systems today are more connected.

Take a moment and think about all of the connectivity that surrounds you today. Then take another moment and think about all the connectivity that will surround you tomorrow.

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