The future of security

Graeme Burnett rgb at
Thu May 6 20:13:55 EDT 2004

Ian Grigg wrote:

> Graeme Burnett wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> I am doing a presentation on the future of security,
>> which of course includes a component on cryptography.
>> That will be given at this conference on payments
>> systems and security:
>> Would anyone there have any good predictions on how
>> cryptography is going to unfold in the next few years
>> or so?  I have my own ideas, but I would love
>> to see what others see in the crystal ball.

> i.  Cryptographers will continue to be pressed
> into service as security architects, because it
> sounds like the same thing.  Security architects
> will continue to do most of their work with
> little or no crypto.

I'm afraid I concur - my personal experience of being a security 
architect for
a major merchant bank was one of meeting regulatory requirement by post 
development "due
diligence", or as my wife calls it "nagging", making the role 
effectively that of  "grumpy rubber stampers"


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