Every single day the tech news is filled with stories about cybersecurity threats and failures. Despite these ominous warnings and daily reminders, enterprises are, according to new reports, surprisingly vulnerable and complacent. Juniper Networks’ report found that companies believe they are much more secure than they really are; Cisco’s midyear security report found that firms are up against increasingly sophisticated threats but often go to battle with outdated and unpatched security software; Akamai reported that DDoS attacks hit a 129 percent year-on-year increase. We’ve also put together our own white paper on security.
Since the dawn of the computer age, we have lived in both admiration and fear of hackers. The popular TV series, Mr Robot, is a popular culture paean to the hacker culture - which, along with a kind of networked-mayhem theme has long been “inspiring imaginations” (not necessarily a good thing).
This blog post is part one of a two-part series. (Find part two here.)
Did you know that originally Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill was supposed to be one four-hour movie? Later, he decided to make it a two-part deal, allowing him to give each part a very different feel and tone. It also happened to George RR Martin with the Storm of Swords book: it grew so big that he eventually had to split it in two volumes, so we don't have to read a 1,300-page book.