Thursday, July 2, 2015

“Cybersecurity is far from the optimal interface for humans"

Alberto Partida, IT Security and Risk Management Analyst and speaker at the summer course Cybersecurity Innovation applied to the protection of digital identities.

Alberto Partida is an engineer and MBA passionate about information security. He is a columnist and author of reference books in this field. He certifies more than 15 years of international experience in Safety and Risk Management Information. You may follow him through his blog and his account @itsecuriteer on twitter.

Why did you get into the IT environments?

The possibility to create and innovate has always attracted me. At school, when we have to decide our professional field, I thought that technology would allow me to do that.

What is the main motivation in your everyday life, to continue in an environment so intense as the information security?

The need to always have "the continuous learning option".

What worries you of today's world of cybersecurity?

From a technological point of view, I am concerned about its inexorable adherence to the complexity. Socially, I worry about how far away is the optimal interface for humans.

What are your rules when acting professionally?

First, remember all the time who is our client. Second, analyze the situation in a professional way and from a variety of perspectives, technological and human.

Council member, lots of charges, book author, blogger, twitterer, an enviable formation... When do you rest? And when you do it, what part of your leisure time remains dedicated to professional tasks?

I attempt to link my work, professional or not, with a genuine passion for safety (and the in-security), as the followers of my blog and my account @itsecuriteer on Twitter can confirm. When I discover something new, I inevitably wonder how it can be used in a manner in which its creator has not thought.

Your LinkedIn places you in Germany. Is Germany the country with greater professionalism in the IT sector and risk management? Does it make sense today to talk about "professionalized countries"? What is lacking in Europe (if you are missing something) to be at the height of the leading areas of the planet?

Today, in Europe, I could not distinguish "professionalized countries". About risk management, I believe that Europe, probably because of its history, has a pending challenge in this field: The ability to view the risk as an element of value and not only as a threat.

How do you imagine your industry in a few years: the professional growth of demand, new risks to face, increased budget in companies and countries, etc.?

I wrote an article on this subject, precisely I used the term "transparent security" as a title. The link is this:
Summarized in one sentence I would say that the security of the future will have to be closer to the human being and be multidisciplinary.


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