In 2010 there were 6.8 billion people on the earth and 12.5 billion devices connected to the Internet.
By 2020, the number of devices connected to the Internet is expected to exceed 40 billion.
Companies across the world are waking up to the fact that their security posture is insufficient to fend off the threats ...
Like it or not, every business is a security company now.
As we plough billions of dollars into intelligence agencies, supposedly to keep us all safe from 'cyber-attacks', it has the effect of further weakening the already low incentives for companies to invest in information security themselves.
We don't even have the right words.
The reason why we don't have any serious proposals on the table that would improve cybersecurity, is because big companies don't actually want to be held accountable.
This isn't something the market can solve on its own ...
In my dreams, I squint up at the flock of sales cyber vultures, "circling back" until I lose my will to resist their entreaties, or perhaps to live.
To grow sales, FireEye's Dave DeWalt has to say he can stop the hackers. But for sales to keep growing, the hackers can't actually stop.
To scare potential clients, Tiversa would typically make up fake data breaches. Then it pressured firms to pay up.
The reality is that cybersecurity is a corrupt industry that needs bad guys to stay lucrative.