Commandments For The Speed Of Security

TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Steve Herrod is managing director at General Catalyst Partners and the former CTO and SVP of R&D of VMware. 

PF Chang’s. Domino’s. eBay. Home Depot. Nieman Marcus. Sony. That isn’t just a list of wildly successful companies, it’s also a list of hacked companies; companies whose security was profoundly, publicly compromised. And it’s just a very small sample of a much larger set.

The problem is not just that our industry’s approach to security is compromised but a fear that this seemingly exponential increase in security threats could lead to even worse security, especially when married to an equally urgent emphasis on speed and usability.

While “security” is the word on everyone’s lips and new and more demanding security measures are on everyone’s to-do list, not enough regard is given to what those measures will do to productivity and usability.

Employees in a company, especially engineers and techie…

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Author: rjbailey

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