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Security in the form of... a pizza box

MarthaAviles ‎02-05-2014 09:09 AM - edited ‎09-25-2015 08:30 AM

 I saw this article on Forbes last week, about a new technology called a “ShapeShifter.” According to the article, it’s a pizza-box-sized appliance that plugs into an organization’s network and muddles the code behind the customer’s website. Intriguing? Yes, I thought so. (And it’s a snazzy name, too!)


This nifty little device has raised around $26M from investors, and is going through testing now. This comes at an opportune time, as cybercrime is on the rise and organizations are spending copious amounts of time, manpower, and investments on preventing data breaches. This entrepreneurial way of thinking is of significant importance, as the standard, for the past several years, has been to fight the virus with an antivirus. Here, this device is pitting the hackers’ own tricks against them.


Let’s open a conversation about this—is this a rational solution? Or a better question…how long do you think it would take a device like this to become hacked? I can foresee that one of the caveats to any CSO might be that it’s just ‘another device’ to add to the security basket—particularly, when there are substantial NGIP systems out there.  What do you think?


Be sure to look for me at the RSA Conference! I'll be happy to continue this conversation with you.

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