When will we reach the tipping point? Spafford has this to offer, “If we keep patching, the system will collapse under the weight of all those patches.”
At the RSA 2014 Conference in San Francisco in February, Spafford sat down with SearchCompliance editor Ben Cole to discuss the current state of cybersecurity threats and how companies can benefit from an intelligence-driven security strategy.
As with other computer science fields, the information security space lacks female executives. And Eugene Spafford says there are several big reasons why women remain a minority in the sector.
“Therefore, anybody running an XP system could fall prey to someone who is trying to exercise one of those vulnerabilities,” says Eugene Spafford, executive director of The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University. He says XP users had more than six years to prepare for the end, but not everyone has been proactive.