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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/15/2016 4:58:09 PM
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Re: Security will become ever more important...
> "... make a secure system potentially more feasible..."

I think the "security of the future" will rely more and more on deep learning of behavior patterns... so even if backdoors exist, breaches may be identified by unusual usage patterns -- and perhaps avoided with instantaneous multi-factor authentication schemes.

Clearly, we're not there yet, however.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/15/2016 1:29:33 PM
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Re: Security will become ever more important...
@mhhf1ve, very true.  Which almost makes one wonder if we won't evolve into a "virtualized" security with layers both in the devices as well as in the networks - which might mitigate some of those costs and make a secure system potentially more feasible.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/15/2016 1:03:08 AM
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Re: Security will become ever more important...
Well. But upgrading hardware in a cat&mouse game of security can get a lot more expensive than just software updates....

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DHagar
DHagar
6/14/2016 9:19:00 PM
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Re: Security will become ever more important...
@mhhf1ve, isn't the key to those patches the ability to keep refreshing the design so that yesterday's back door becomes obsolete in the new design?  Another example of the cat-and-mouse game.  Example:  Apple determined that the smartphones that the FBI got into would not be a threat in the new models?

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DHagar
DHagar
6/14/2016 9:14:37 PM
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Re: Security will become ever more important...
@inkstainedwretch, interesting advancements and developments!

I think the key, as you point out, is to stay ahead of the cat-and-mouse game.  I don't think there is a fool-proof system, just the knowledge, design, and consistency, to stay alert and ahead of the evolving breaches.

Interesting AT&T Report, I believe many businesses still think it's a threat to someone else and do not recognize it for what it is.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/14/2016 6:35:56 PM
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Re: Security will become ever more important...
> "enough chip companies are now building security measures directly into silicon that it's not uncommon."

Sure, there are even chips dedicated to security -- such as the now famous Apple 'Secure Enclave' (and the various related security tech in ARM chips). 

But the idea that there could be a built-in backdoor secretly activating to gain access to low level functions -- I think that's a relatively new attack vector that (hopefully) hasn't been seen in the wild. I'm not sure how a built-in backdoor would be detected, let alone patched?

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inkstainedwretch
inkstainedwretch
6/14/2016 3:55:35 PM
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Re: Security will become ever more important...
Actually, enough chip companies are now building security measures directly into silicon that it's not uncommon. Microsemi was a candidate for Light Reading's  2016 Leading Lights Award for innovative security measures for its on-chip inclusion of security technology, for just one example.

People involved in security are quite confident about the effectiveness of the security that the industry is providing (always with the allowance that it will never stop being a cat-and-mouse endeavor of measures and counter-measures). But with appalling security breaches announced nearly every day, I can't say as I'm mollified by their confidence. 

-- Brian Santo

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/14/2016 1:01:59 PM
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Re: Cyber Security Increases
Antivirus software is actually becoming obsolete as more "zero day" exploits and trickier tactics are being used to disguise malware. Antivirus software can only get the "known" viruses and their variants. New malware is created all the time -- and it's nearly impossible to scan for everything. Newer security tactics treat all apps as untrusted and only grant access to valuable data when authorized humans are verified to be on the loop.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/14/2016 10:46:24 AM
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Cyber Security Increases
Of course busineeses need to do a beteer jobs with online security becasue viruses, malware trojans travels fast so they need t o have some highly secured antivrus software to solve the problem etc.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/13/2016 5:53:09 PM
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Security will become ever more important...
With more and more services and hardware connected to a network, security breaches are only going to become more frequent -- especially when companies aren't aware of all the ways malicious attackers can try to infiltrate various systems.. 

A very concerning threat could even be built into the hardware:

https://www.wired.com/2016/06/demonically-clever-backdoor-hides-inside-computer-chip/

Who would have thought that there might be an insecurity at the chip level...?

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