Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Is there anything really new happening?

I just received a flyer for another information security conference. Is there anything really new happening? I'm seeing sessions on the same old stuff, mostly at a introductory level. Sure, there are new threats and vulnerabilities popping up every day, but how different are they really? Even cloud, mobile, and big data are getting old, and we'll never solve the user problem. I mean, who doesn't know about this 

I've been trying for a long time to get someone to write books on DLP, SEIM, APT, GRC, ..., but am beginning to believe that these topics have jumped the shark. Aside from, maybe, identity and access management, what's going to drive people's need for information and, one can hope, books sales?

BTW, if anyone wants to accept the challenge of writing a book identity and access management, let me know. It's a sure way to immortality (or at least as long as the Library of Congress exists).