Security is no fiction: Infosec on TV, film—and in space

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More prescient than we knew?

One film mentioned by several of the pros we talked to was Hackers, which despite its ridiculousness seems to hold a special fascination in the hearts of infosec folks. (CGI skyscrapers of code? Sure, why not!) "You can't call a movie Hackers, knowing that only technology-minded people will likely watch, and then get nearly nothing right on the use of technology," says Level 3 Communications' Drew. "The Cookie Monster virus attack video game is some of the hardest stuff to watch."

Still, Trend Micro's Budd says that "in today's world it's actually not totally unrealistic. I still don't like it, but it isn't as much a howler as it once was."

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