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Why You Need to Know Your Computer

June 25, 2020
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Paul Vixie wants you to know your computer a little better. 

A 2014 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Vixie is the founder and CEO of the California-based Farsight Security, which uses real-time contextual information about domain usage and the registration of domain names to detect threats and prevent potential cybercrimes.

In a 2018 interview with the Cyber Security Dispatch, Vixie urged companies and individual users to get a better grasp on the specifics of the assorted software programs they are using in order to minimize their exposure. 

“If you don't, then the bad guys, who understand your technology a lot better than you do, because that's how their incentives are aligned, are going to take you for a ride,” he said. “I think security and complexity don't go hand in hand. If you want both, you have to work really hard.”