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Implications of Universal Facial Recognition

In my recent Security Week Article, “The Impending Facial Recognition Singularity,” I discuss how it is more difficult to remain anonymous, both online and off, these days. A major reason is that facial recognition systems are becoming cheaper, better, easier to use, and more widely deployed, while social media platforms are creating an ocean of easily identifiable faces that are widely accessible.

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Another RSA: Evolving Trends in Cyberthreats

The idea that firewalls and the perimeter are becoming less important is a growing trend. There is so much opportunity for compromised devices inside the network, including BYOD laptops and phones, that we can’t think of the inside as safe anymore. If the inside is dangerous, then we need to secure all the internal surfaces to withstand attack. And if we are doing that, why not make everything easier and make them public facing? This idea is not completely crazy. It will be interesting to see how it stands up in real world use.