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“I like to measure the performance of the team,” said Bruce Schneier (@schneierblog), CTO of Resilient Systems, Inc., in our conversation at the 2015 Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas. “I like to see metrics about people, about process, about technology. There isn’t one metric that works since it’s such a complicated and moving target… Right now companies have to use the data that they have to figure out if their teams are effective.”
Schneier feels that certain metrics, such as blocked attacks, don’t really provide a gauge of how secure you are…
“As a business or as an individual you have to make a choice. Should I do this thing—whatever it is—on my computer and on my network or on a cloud computer on a cloud network,” asked Bruce Schneier (@schneierblog), CTO of Resilient Systems, Inc., in our conversation at the 2015 RSA Conference in San Francisco.
Whatever you choose, you’re going to be making a trade-off. Schneier recommends you first look at who your adversaries are.
“If your adversaries are a cybercriminal, I bet Google can do a better job at securing your stuff than you can. If your adversary is the U.S. government, Google will respond to court orders and not tell you about it, so maybe you’re better keeping it. It’s going to depend on what you’re worrying about,” said Schneier, who runs his personal email on his own computers, not so much for security reasons, but for control. He doesn’t want Google looking at his email or sending him advertising…
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.