A Much delayed post, but I never got around to fitting it in while out of town. I attended last year’s SC Wold Congress in New York at the Sheraton. I look back on it now and it was influential in my search for new employment for companies on the leading edge of security.
I wanted to post up a few sound bites, I picked up from the congress… Note that these are now 9 months old:
In October 2009:
“If Facebook were a country it would be the 4th largest in the world”
“Ashton Kusher has more twitter followers than the entire population of Ireland”
“80% of companies today use social media in their recruiting process”
From the CSO of AT&T Stephen Hutnik, “70% of their bandwidth traffic is malicious or junk”
“AT&T is working on ‘Black Cloud’ services for intercepting and stopping DDoS attacks on their network, before they get to their intended targets”.
That last part concerns me as it involves the ISPs to get smart about the routes and type of traffic they are sending – which means they’ll have to scan it first to determine it’s nature and destination. Who’s to say what’s negative or positive, appropriate or indecent, private or public – privacy rights should be watched closely with what ever AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon or any other service provider decides what to do with traffic running over it’s networks.