• HDMoore’s Law, revisited

    29 Nov 2011

    Here’s a good read by Mike Rothman (@securityincite) on how we tend to bury our heads in the sand over the most obvious things including HD Moore’s Law. For years, I’ve had a slide in my presentations titled “Future Trends” where I’ve talked about how exploits are getting easier for those with ill intent:

    • Easier access to tools
    • Little knowledge needed
    • Less elaborate “hacks”
    • More internal breaches
    • Mobile business → less control
    • Greater complexity → more security issues
    • Newer technologies → new security problems

    Mike’s post is a good reminder that this is a business reality – today, right now – and it’s up to every single one of us in IT to stay ahead of the curve.