Sunday, 3 July 2016

IoT needs unbreakable

ZDNet just published an article “The first big Internet of Things security breach is just around the corner”.

The IoT is projected to be worth in excess of 3 trillion dollars by 2020. Therefore, it should be obvious that it isn’t going away. Smart devices and chips will be everywhere. Yes, this is a security risk.

The challenge to the cyber security industry is to become “unbreakable”. 

Imagine the hundreds of thousands of hackers and unscrupulous employees who are spending ungodly numbers of hours and days trying to steal what doesn’t belong to them. Next imagine how many would continue to do so if they weren’t getting a piece of the $400,000,000,000 being stolen from you and me each and every year.

Unbreakable - the concept - is simple. 

Make it too costly and time intensive to “risk failing at the hack”! 
Risk money, time and potential criminal consequences, without getting “the prize” – who is going to do it? Ok, maybe the odd duck, but that is far better than the hundreds of thousands globally attempting to, and succeeding at stealing “our money”. Yes, it is our money, even if we don’t realize it. The big boys and girls aren’t going to lose 400 + billion a year without passing those losses onto the rest of us – not if they want to keep their jobs.

This is exactly why CORAcsi is unbreakable. Is it conceivable that someone might discover where all the CORA packages are stored throughout the Cloud, then breach each of the servers and networks involved, within a short window – say 5 minutes? 

Perhaps it is conceivable – and if they did, CORA would be no better than encryption. This may be conceivable, however, it is totally improbable, and will reduce the numbers attempting to succeed significantly, as failures clutter their landscape. 
Unbreakable = too costly and time intensive to risk failing at - the hack.
Unbreakable = leaving a trail (such as an employee who has access to “the catalog”).
Unbreakable = too many networks and servers to violate before a single package has been deleted.
Unbreakable = too many unknowns to warrant the cost while risking the consequences.

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