#2018inFiveWords [Regarding Our Security Landscape]

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We need to do better. Exhausting. Dramatic. That’s how the Inside Out Security panelists described our 2018 security landscape. We see the drama unfold weekly on our show and this week was no different.

As facial recognition software becomes more prevalent, we’re seeing it used in security to protect even the biggest stars like Taylor Swift. Her security team set up a kiosk replaying rehearsal highlights. Meanwhile, onlookers who stopped were cross checked against their database of stalkers. What a stealthy way to protect one of our favorite singers in the world!

And here’s a story that’s less wholesome. A few years ago, we thought it was a major threat when ransomware gained prominence. Cybercriminals upped the ante and threatened victims with a note that someone planted bombs in the building unless a bitcoin ransom is paid.

Kris is right, we do need to do better. Kilian is right, it’s all exhausting.

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Panelists: Cindy Ng, Kilian Englert, Mike Buckbee, Kris Keyser

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