Asymmetric Cyberwarfare: The Business Case for Insecurity

Speaker: reg harnish
Company: GreyCastle Security
Track: IT Evolution
Day: Thursday
Room: Tuscarora
Time: 11:00 - 11:45

It's time to face one simple truth - cybersecurity just doesn't make sense. Despite skyrocketing budgets, advances in technology and growing cybersecurity investments, corporate America is no more secure than it was decades ago. The fact of the matter is - cybersecurity doesn't work. The time, money and energy we spend on cybersecurity efforts hasn't paid off, and it never will. In fact, most of us would have more success selling legal advice to attorneys. And like Wesley Snipes, we're less concerned about winning than we are about looking good while we lose. It's time to pack it in, call it a wrap and throw in the towel.  If you're still reading this, you know that all of this is true - but it doesn't matter. We know the odds are stacked against us, but we still play the game. For some of us, it's the very reason we play the game. Offense is easier than defense, and we can't win. So it's time to redefine losing. We can do this.  Join GreyCastle Security as we explore the lopsided, unending tournament we call cybersecurity and strategies to win on defense.

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