It brings back the feelings of the good old days, doesn’t it? McAfee, Symantec, Fortinet, and Palo Alto Networks are the heart and bone of the Security Threat Alliance. These four riders are supposed to deliver the apocalypse to the doorstep of some of the most notorious hackers in the cyber world.
The basic premise in this case is actually quite simple and efficient at the same time. If the hackers all over the world can unite, how come we haven’t done the same already? What is keeping us from launching the United IT Security Colors of Benetton? Finally, someone has realized what needs to be done.
The real enemy is out there. The IT security players have finally figured out that there is no point fighting each other. The competitors in the IT security business are not the enemies. Hopefully, these guys can now focus their attention to fixing real problems instead of fighting each other.
The real question is, what is keeping us from making one international security threat alliance? Imagine all IT security experts acting as one. Imagine all IT security companies working on the same task. The trouble is, we need more people with proper motivation than with the unrealistic imagination.