Security: SINET IT Security Entrepreneur's Forum: 10 Key Takeaways
The San Francisco-based Security Innovation Network (SINET) held its sixth annual IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum March 21 and 22 at Stanford University's Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center, and as one might imagine, the presentations and panel discussions during those two days were scary to behold. The event attracted some of the most influential cyber-security experts and companies in the world. Despite their expertise and budgetary power, they are as concerned as ever about the continuing inability of conventional personal and enterprise security solutions to catch up to individual and corporate hackers, "hacktivists" (such as Anonymous) and various other cyber-ne'er-do-wells that scourge IT systems everywhere. The overall mandate: In order to circumvent cyber-crime, security software and hardware innovators will have to come up with new solutions that automatically anticipate what hackers will do next. Possible? Certainly, but to accomplish this, innovation cannot be stifled by compliance measures, among other factors. eWEEK attended the conference and offers some key takeaways from the event.