Carpe Breachum: How the HBGary breach can make us stronger – CSO Online – Security and Risk

Carpe Breachum: How the HBGary breach can make us stronger – CSO Online – Security and Risk.

Nick Selby makes an interesting point in his analysis of the HBGary Federal breach – we are all targets and we all get hacked. Therefore we should be more willing to share information about attacks which will enable us all to better defend ourselves.

A famous security researcher once answered my question about how he avoids being hacked, “Hell, Nick, I get hacked all the time”. He said it as if I were asking a really stupid question, because in fact, I was.

Admitting that we are all targets; admitting that we’ve all been hacked; admitting that we all face the same issues, means that we can move from psychological and marketing objections, and look instead to solving or at least addressing the logistical and pragmatic barriers to information and intelligence sharing.