“Recently I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, 99 Percent invisible and found myself making comparisons against network security products. The episode had a piece discussing the huge amounts of alarms that we experience in our daily life. According to their expert, the average person probably hears about 100 different types of alarms a day, from your alarm clock, to your mobile, to the microwave. All those beeps, blings, and boops you run into are so common, most of us have been conditioned to ignore them.
And if that number is true for the average person, a security practitioner probably sees 10,000 times that. Firewalls, IPS, Endpoint protection, Web Gateways, and so on. Often gathered in a SIEM tool, so you can be overrun in a single place.”