The Internet has become too big to fail, says In-Q-Tel's Dan Geer
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 21/04/2012 18:46
The growth of electronic health record systems and the push to integrate digital technology into electrical grids is adding security threats and "new failure modes to the world we live in," Dan Geer, chief information security officer at CIA venture capital arm In-Q-Tel, warned on Wednesday. He spoke as keynote speaker at security conference SOURCE Boston.
The ways that our day-to-day operations have become tied with the Web is creating an Internet ecosystem that is "too big to fail," Geer argued. Geer was famously dismissed from his position as chief technology officer at the boutique security firm @stake, after authoring a 2003 study on the security implications of Microsoft's monopoly in the software industry.
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