Questions for Dan Srebnick, associate commissioner of IT security, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications

What is most different about the industry or your job duties now compared to when you first started?

“It used to be about protecting against clever programmers, who may have not intended harm, as with the Morris worm or the VM Christmas worm. Now we're defending our nation against criminal and terrorist enemies.”
Give us your boldest prediction for the next 20 years.

“If IPV6 ever takes off, we'll have to reinvent the business of security. We're all players in a new game, and the rules may change.”

When you think of the last 20 years in the information security space, what groundbreaking events come to mind that have shaped where we are today?

“We used to worry about protecting networks and not letting anyone in. Now we need to do security to let people in and provide access to data to those who need it. It's all about the data.”

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