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It will come to an end.

January 12, 2011

Here’s a fun one: https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/infected-pc-compromises-pentagon-credit-union-011211

The days of you taking your company laptop home to do “whatever”, or browsing the internet at large from work are going to come to an end.  It’s going to come to an end soon because the costs of “blocking everything bad” overtook “only allow what is known to be good” a long time ago.  Those deferred costs (breaches, theft, etc) are now being realized because Big Time Computer Crime is starting to mature.

Some organizations have done their best to aim for the “known good” solution, but they’re in the minority.  The challenge for everyone is accommodating the proven benefits of access to the internet while trying to protect data and systems from increasingly prolific and savvy opponents.

Yes, all of this was figured out in the 1960’s and 70’s.  Somewhere in between we lost it.  Technology’s progress during the passing decades makes it conceivable that we can unearth and reinvent those old solutions …  but make them easier to carry and faster.

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