Was the audience swallowing it? Not wholly. After Amorosos keynote, during a panel on "Security Strategies That Work," panel members brought up multiple reasons why theyd rather keep security where they can see it. Steve Runyon, information security specialist at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, said that he couldnt fathom the scenario working when a business has more than one ISP.Another panel member, Eric Latalladi, chief technology officer and vice president at J.B. Hanauer & Co., said that the idea of security in a cloud doesnt address an inherent flaw of centralization: namely, that vulnerabilities "seem to hover where the majority of business is," he said. "If it collapses into all the carriers, the focus will have to be on how do carriers architect security?" Yet another panel member, Lloyd Hession, vice president and chief security officer at British Telecom Radianz, said his business would be pleased as punch to sell security services, but he wondered if people would actually buy the add-on. "Im sure theyd be able to sell those additional security capabilities," he said. "But on one hand the sales guy says Thats a fine service. And then you have the service thats charged extra for security. Its going to take a while for people to realize its worth it."
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"You have to get them to work together, and you have to manage them all," Runyon said.