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The VAR Guy: When It Comes to Cybersecurity, Both Candidates Disappoint

Last night’s presidential debate raised a lot of eyebrows on a multitude of subjects. This morning, everyone has an opinion.

Nearly buried in the verbal jousting over tax returns, President Obama’s birth certificate and trade organizations was a short conversation on what the government’s approach should be to cybersecurity. We reached out to several experts to gauge reactions to the candidates’ responses. 

cybersecurity-application-security.jpgJeff Williams, CTO at Contrast Security, pointed out that Trump actually managed to somehow stumble across this point in his talk about ‘the cyber':

“It’s known as the ‘attribution problem,’ and in a nutshell it means that it’s insanely hard to figure out exactly who is responsible for a cyber-attack. He argues that this happened because of President Obama and implies that we have lost control, but the truth is that this is a problem that is endemic to the Internet and has been for a long time.”

Both Clinton and Trump, it seems, want to walk tall and carry a big stick without knowing even what they should be swinging at.

For more in depth analysis, you can read the rest of Kris Blackmon's article here. 


 
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Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark's extensive experience spans over 28 years in marketing high-tech products and services to consumers and corporations. Specific area of expertise is application security and mobile application security.

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