Sotiris Skevoulis, PhD, Professor of Computer Science
Sotiris Skevoulis, PhD
Professor of Computer Science
“Until recently, we were thinking of software security as something like a peripheral point. You install your software, and then you install on top of that firewalls and software that monitors activity. To give you an analogy from real life, it’s like taking a building that has been designed to be a hotel and turning it into a federal prison. This building will never be secure enough. Why? Because it hasn’t been designed to be secure. It’s exactly the same situation with software. The best thing to do with any kind of crime is to prevent it. So you need to build the software to be secure; you need to design it to be secure.”