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It is time for information security to escape the Dark Ages, according to Amit Yoran, president of RSA, the security division of EMC.
While technology may soon be capable of accelerating its own development, “we are still in the Dark Ages of Information Security,” he told the opening session of RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.
Hackers and cyber-thieves are outmanoeuvring the cybersecurity industry, which is stuck in a "Dark Ages" mindset, a major security conference was told Tuesday.
Opening the RSA 2015 conference in San Francisco, RSA president Amit Yoran, said the epidemic of cyberattacks revealed over the past year show the industry is losing the battle.
Yoran said too many security professionals are stuck in a centuries-old mindset "To keep the barbarians away, we're simply building taller castle walls and digging deeper moats. Taller walls won't solve our problem," he said.
The first academic study into the market for zero-day flaws has shown some surprising results, not least that throwing money at ever-larger bug bounty payouts might well be counterproductive.
The research – which was carried out by MIT principal research scientist Michael Siegel and Katie Moussouris, chief policy officer of bug bounty organizer HackerOne – traced the dynamics of the market for zero-day flaws by monitoring the activities both of crooks who collect vulnerabilities for attacks and researchers who report them to increase software defences.
Cybercriminals deployed an Adobe Flash Player zero-day exploit embedded in online ads for close to two months in an attack that targeted US users with a ransomware payload, researchers said here today.