A dangerous cyber security disconnect

Protecting yourself online doesn't need to be about mindlessly gathering ever more data, but developing a better understanding of what to do with it.

I'm starting to think there's a complete disconnect in the security industry between what vendors are trying to sell and what's best for organisations to concentrate on.

For me, the penny dropped during the recent Security 2012 event in Sydney.

One the one hand, the trade show floor was packed with surveillance gear, especially the latest in video cameras and the massive data storage systems needed to store all their high-definition footage should it ever be needed.

"Having done the #security2012 hall I realise that security in 2012 is that everything is a threat and you should record it all in 1080p," tweeted Gavin Costello, a security product manager. 

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