Restoring trust in our information systems after Edward Snowden's NSA revelations will take years -- if it can be done at all.
Stories by Kenneth van Wyk
There's big trouble in the world of information security, and yet it seems that only a handful of us techies have noticed. What's the problem, you ask? Well, there are actually several problems, but they're all related to one very important issue: public trust. Let's take a look.
We should have eradicated SQL injection attacks by now. SQL injection should be the Internet generation's smallpox or polio -- gone for good. Countermeasures are readily available and understood. They're easy to implement. And yet, I keep seeing headlines like, "Huge Web hack attack infects 500,000 pages."