Security: SINET IT Security Entrepreneur's Forum: 10 Key Takeaways

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-03-30 Print this article Print
Cyber-Crimes Not Just Impacting a Few Companies

Cyber-Crimes Not Just Impacting a Few Companies

About 431 million adults in 24 countries experienced a cyber-crime last year, according to metrics collected by the Security Innovation Network.
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.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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