Reacting Fast is Not Enough (RSA 2016)

“Companies go to the cloud not because the security person tells them to. They go to the cloud because the business person tells them to. Because the economics of doing it is so compelling and the security person has to manage,” said Bruce Schneier (@schneierblog), CTO, Resilient Systems, in our conversation at the RSA 2016 Conference in San Francisco.

Computing is embedded in everything we do, such as cars and planes, said Schneier. It’s not just business operations. It’s affecting the real world.

“Reacting fast is not enough. The real world is getting it right the first time,” warned Schneier. “I’m not sure how we’re going to do it because on the one hand there are going to be all these requirements by the physical world on the other hand there’s going to be our ‘IT way’ of doing things.”

While Schneier agreed that the cloud increased the attack surface, he said it’s nothing compared to what we’re facing with more and more of our physical world being controlled by computers and the Internet.

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Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.