Academy Awards for Cyber Security Movies

February 24, 2015

Is anything more annoying than a group of people getting together to congratulate themselves, who have for years let down their customers? The arrogance, the detachment from reality and the lack of focus on what they’re really supposed to be doing, well it just doesn't stop them or even slow them down. They practically dislocate their arms slapping each other on the back and telling each other how wonderful they are.

No, I’m not talking about the RSA Conference, but last night’s Academy Awards.

That got me thinking about movies related to cyber security, and there have been plenty over the years. Of course, in true Hollywood style, hackers and security types are impossibly good looking, like Chris Hemsworth in 2014’s Black Hat, or Sandra Bullock in The Net or Diane Lane in Untraceable.  

As a genre, cyber security movies just aren't very good in my opinion. Curt Wilson of Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team joined me to discuss the genre, the good, the bad and the ugly.

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