Representations of the security industry and ‘hacking’ have become ubiquitous in popular media in recent years. Representing computer security enthusiasts in what one might consider a less than realistic light.
Being a television and movie fan myself, I thought that I would talk a bit about this phenomenon and how it affects us as security professionals.
The largest mistake in movies is to portray security or hacking solutions in an overly simplified way that bears little relation with reality. One of my favorite examples occurs in the film “Firewall”.