Is Security a Game of Chess or Poker?

Metaphors are always a fun and easy way to try to describe complicated topics. In the security world, metaphors have long been part of the vernacular helping us to draw comparisons and build understanding.

This week at the SecTor security conference here, I heard G. Mark Hardy, founder and president of National Security Corp., give a keynote on the state of cyber-security in 2013. Aside from the requisite statistics that I’ve seen many times before, Hardy also provided an interesting metaphor for understanding the modern information security game.