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It is a fact that our world is becoming smarter by the second and, by our world, we mean everything. Everything is getting smarter, including physical objects that we encounter on a day-to-day basis. We are so used to having them around such that they have become an extension of our bodies and everyday routines. For instance, an alarm in our smartphone wakes us up and our smartphone tells us the date, the time, the weather. We make decisions upon this information we receive from our smartphones.
Buying something like a car is not easy in today’s world, especially when we are exposed to so many options around us. For example, there is a plethora of car models and gadgets you can choose from. Buying a car is often a time-consuming process for buyers who do not want to experience buyer’s remorse after purchasing the car. It’s almost similar to owners who are adding new features to their building management system (BMS). The decision making process takes as long, for most of the sole decision making goes to the system manufacturers who are in charge for upgrading the BMS. It is an expensive and time consuming pursuit.
If there was one learning that came across pretty clear at the OWASP Cyber Security Meet-Up last month was that the simple question of “How do you know you are secure?” is likely to offer multiple answers.
It’s like asking about absolutes – beauty or skill and at the very core, it simply is a matter of defining what ‘secure’ means to you. If the question of “Are we secure?” is answered with yes. There are still various reasons on why they came to the conclusion of yes.