Network security is still as necessary as it was 15 years ago when the Black Hat Conference was first beginning. Sure the players have changed and the sophistication, but it is a classic good vs. evil scenario still.
A panel of experts at Black Hat got together to expound on what they see as the privacy and security mess of our times, and they had plenty to say about the U.S. government, cyberwar and Google.
The government really sucks at handling classified data, opined Marcus Ranum, CSO at Tenable Security. He said the vast WikiLeaks dumps of sensitive data from the U.S. government seen over the past few years shows that agencies such as the Department of State need to improve data custodianship.