[ISN] Bruce Schneier: ‘We’re in early years of a cyber arms race’

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/19/bruce_schneier_linuxcon/ By Neil McAllister The Register 19 Aug 2015 LinuxCon 2015 Security guru Bruce Schneier says there’s a kind of cold war now being waged in cyberspace, only the trouble is we don’t always know who we’re waging it against. Schneier appeared onscreen via Google Hangouts at the LinuxCon/CloudOpen/ContainerCon conference in Seattle on Tuesday to warn attendees that the modern security landscape is becoming increasingly complex and dangerous. “We know, on the internet today, that attackers have the advantage,” Schneier said. “A sufficiently funded, skilled, motivated adversary will get in. And we have to figure out how to deal with that.” Using the example of last November’s crippling online attack against Sony Pictures, Schneier said it was clear that many of these new attacks were the work of well-funded nation-states. “Many of us, including myself, were skeptical for several months. By now it does seem obvious that it was North Korea, as amazing as that sounds,” he said. […]