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Published: 18 Oct 2012

The world of information security moves at a rapid pace. New threats emerge, new vulnerabilities have become a constant, and new technologies are built to protect our assets. However, many of the challenges we face, as well as the technologies we rely on, are only variations and adaptations of those we've had a decade ago. I tend to be a packrat, as well as a bit of an information security history buff, and it was no surprise when I recently came across a stack of old Information Security magazine issues in my office with dates ranging from 2001 to 2003. Taking a trip down memory lane, I flipped through several issues to see what the major topics and trends at the time were. The good news is that a number of articles are still applicable in many ways today. Unfortunately, that's also the bad news. After reading some of the articles, I was a bit depressed about the apparent lack of progress we're making in information security. Here are several examples: "New Directions in Intrusion Detection" (August 2001): 85 percent of respondents to a reader poll had IDS ... Access >>>

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