Nothing could be more fitting to recap the colorful history of information security than the wonderfully off-kilter theatre of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. What a ride it’s been! The story of our craft now spans at least four decades (depending on how you count it), each one with its own hallmark events and memorable characters.
In order to commemorate Symantec’s 25th year of business, we thought we’d invite you to do the time warp with us. This is the first of a series of blogs that will go back and review the history of Internet security, stretching back to the 70s and all the way up the current age of rampant phishing, rootkits, splogs and SPIT.
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
Indeed, the 70s were a time in information security largely untouched by digital calamity but marked by exploration of emerging telecommunications technology....