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tanawts writes: Capturing a recent topic posed during a panel at CERIAS Symposium, Gene Spafford breaks down the problems of the industries current response to computer security today.

The article touches on recent government involvement, pwn2own style competitions, and the vicious cycle of IT professionals being pulled into incident after incident without being allotted the time and priority to correct the systemic problems that cause these security fiascos.

"There's another barn on fire! Quick, get a bucket brigade going — we need to put the fire out before everything burns. Again. It is getting so tiring watching all our stuff burn while we're trying to run a farm here. Too bad we can only afford the barns constructed of fatwood. But no time to think of that — a barn's burning again! 3rd time this week!"

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The state of information security today

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