RSA At The Movies: Security Pros Rate Realism Of Hollywood Cybercrime


Realistic Threat Or Hollywood Hokum?

Information security is not to be taken lightly, and nowhere is that message hammered home harder than Hollywood. Tinsel-town churns out film after film depicting cybercrimes, hacks, attacks and other Internet-age assaults. Some of it is so unbelievable that it can't be true. But some is pretty close to reality.

At RSA Conference 2011, a panel of security professionals led by Scott Borg, director and chief economist of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, viewed a handful of films to determine whether or not the threats depicted were real.

Grab some popcorn and see what was determined during the RSA session "Cyber Catastrophe in the Movies: Realistic Threat or Hollywood Hokum?"