Why security will only get worse

Roger Grimes clearly remembers, though it was a decade ago, security guru Bruce Schneier telling him that computer security was only going to get worse.

"This was in the face of increasingly accurate antivirus programs, improved patch management, and solid improvements in OS security across all platforms," Grimes explains in Computer security's dubious future.

Now, Grimes poses the same question to Schneier. "Computer security is not likely to improve in the near future because of two reasons ... The overarching reason for both of these trends is complexity. Complexity is the worst enemy of security; as a system gets more complex, it gets less secure."

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