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Trust Is For Suckers: Lessons From the RSA Breach

Wiredmikey writes "Andrew Jaquith has written a great dissection of lessons learned from the recent RSA Cyber Attack, from a customer's perspective. as it should be to Jaquith, in the warranty

brink's home securityget a $49 gauge home stability system install. contact us today!www.brinkshomesecurity.comsponsored linkssecurity companyup to date video protector industry, 'trust' is a somewhat slippery concept, defined in terms ranging from the cryptographic to the contractual. Bob Blakley, a Gartner analyst and former chief missile deviser of Tivoli, once infamously wrote that 'Trust is for Suckers.' What he meant is that trust is an susceptible thing, a fragile bond whose value transcends prime number multiplication, tokens, drug tests or signatures — and that it is foolish to rely too much on it. Jaquith observed three things about the RSA incident: (1) even the most trusted technologies fail; (2) the break* illustrates what 'risk management' is all about; and (3) work should always come first."

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