As any film adaptation of a Pynchon book is apt to be, it came across as noisy, otherworldly confusing, intermittently meaningful and more like some kind of aimless Ludovico technique than a movie. And that’s not a bad thing. It’s really all you can ultimately achieve when you try to make a movie out of one of his novels.
Good try, Paul Thomas Anderson. Good try.
As I sat there watching, thoughts from my day job kept nagging at me as if the movie had actually stirred up something in my subconscious.
Specifically, I kept thinking about the trend lately around so much cyber threat intelligence from so many solutions providers delivering feeds from so many similar sources. And, altogether more bothersome, how so many of the providers lately are partnering up with one another to offer access to so many of each others’ threat intelligence feeds inside their own platforms. In my head, I kept seeing one of those photos of a person with the same photo of the same exact person dressed the same exact way hanging on the wall behind them and another photo….well, you get it.
Suddenly the movie started making more sense to me than the threat intelligence market. Then it hit me.
Cyber Security World Conference 2015 New York City, July 10, brings together information security experts and senior executives focused on protecting today’s enterprises from internal and external cyber attacks; the list of firms just keeps growing: Adobe, ADP, Citigroup, E*Trade, Fidelity, Home Depot, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Nasdaq, Neiman Marcus, Target and Wal-mart. Our experts will discuss strategies to strengthen corporate defenses, the cybersecurity framework, risks brought by mobile computing, lessons for the boardroom and protecting national infrastructure against foreign attacks. More information at http://cybersecurityworldconference.com.