Record data breaches and a new survey published in December indicate that cybersecurity snake oil peddlers had a ball last year. Their customers, not so much.
Remember Francis ("Frankie") Archibald Keyes, Esquire from RSA 2018 and 2019? According to survey results from last year's RSA Conference in San Francisco, the fictitious cybersecurity figure enjoyed significantly higher trust among IT professionals than most real-life vendors or experts.
Of those surveyed in our Cybersecurity Approval Poll at RSA, a total of 88% stated that they trusted Mr. Keyes "much more," "slightly more" or "about the same" as "other cybersecurity vendors and experts."
Frankie was completely made up by Authentic8, and for a short while, his meteoric rise to notoriety had our sales team worried. Would he become more famous than Silo, our pioneering Silo cloud browser and web isolation platform?
Francis ("Frankie") Archibald Keyes, the face of Fake Security in 2019
Those fears were put to rest quickly (sorry, Frankie). At the same time,