Security war is being lost, says Schneier

Companies are losing the battle to secure their IT systems from attacks by hackers and other threats, influential security expert Bruce Schneier has warned.

"I don't think, on the whole, we are winning the security war; I think we are losing it," said the founder and chief technology officer of Counterpane Internet Security in a speech, at the Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITB) in Malaysia.

As systems get more complex, they get less secure, according to Schneier. Even as security technology improves, the complexity of modern IT systems has increased at a faster rate. - Security war is being lost, says Schneier

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