There is no single product you can buy for any amount of money that will protect you against all computer threats. Actually, it’s much worse than that: There is no single product that will protect you against 100 percent of the threats that it claims it will prevent.
Even more strange, the previous paragraph will induce dozens of computer security firms to send me product literature on their new “fantastic” product that only claim to block some very small segment of computer threats, and they won’t even do that successfully. The irony will be lost on them.
As more and more of the world goes online, and as more of our important infrastructure goes “e-something,” it would appear that we are on a collision course headed toward a tipping point event. And when it does, the sheep will stand aghast wondering how it happened.
I know I’ve published a similar column before, but I feel must re-state the obvious when the mood hits me so that some future pundit or politician doesn’t say “Nobody had any idea it could happen.”