Intel Security Group senior vice-president and general manager Chris Young (pictured) has challenged the information security industry to be courageous enough to change its approach. “But it is difficult for us to change when we are trying to survive the status quo in our business”.
Although the industry is set to benefit from $100bn a year being spent on security, Young said it can no longer continue to confuse hard work with results. “The reality is that we are being outplayed in our industry, but the good news is that it is not ‘game over’ for us”, he said.
Young challenged the security industry to learn from the example of Oakland Athletics baseball team, which famously turned itself into a winning team by changing the way it operated. In 2002, the Oakland As were also not winning, he said. They had the third-lowest payroll in all of US baseball and could not afford to buy their way to a winning team.