Alexander Crystal Seer

What will change in security in 2012

In essence, in one word: nothing. The attacks will be essentially the same, although it is likely they'll become more sophisticated, and the defenses, in practice, will also be the same. Why? Because security is only strengthened when people are afraid. This is a fact. Fear. Fear for your life or the life of your relatives and friends, fear for the loss of financial assets, and fear for the loss of power and peer recognition. And despite the evolution of current threats and attacks, we've not yet reached a level of chaos, widespread chaos, which would trigger those emotions. In 2012? No. Not yet. But I don't think we're improving our defenses substantially to avoid this scenario. Why? Because, oddly enough, we're not afraid to be afraid.