As an active adventure gamer and a natural seeker of reusable patterns, I’ve noticed that some of the things I do to achieve success in video games can be applied to information security.
I spend a lot of time on airplanes, and end up watching a lot of movies.
The recent incidents with the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, along with the strange turn of events involving TrueCrypt shine a light on a big issue for security practitioners.
Over the years, I’ve seen large security companies put together “Franken-mergers” that never worked well.
Banks and financial services organisations have been a prime target for hackers for a very long time, and as a result of this the industry has had to adhere to security compliance regulations for a lot longer than most other sectors.