Demystifying the IT Network

Speaking at the Material Handling and Logistics Conference in Park City, Utah on September 9, 2019, Interhack founder C. Matthew Curtin looks at supply chain security.

In Demystifying the IT Network, Curtin opens with an apparently-simple question that often befuddles audiences left to discuss the question: "What Is Security?"

Warning against the easy fixes promised by "snake oil," Curtin instead advocates following the advice of a Russian proverb, popularized in the U.S. by President Ronald Reagan and known as "trust but verify."

Curtin goes on to demonstrate examples of failure in technology, failure in process, and failure of people.

Turning then to the question of supply chain, Curtin argues that the supply chain is ultimately just systems, processes, and people that you don't control. Highlighting the ISO 28000:2007 standard and the role of security requirements in contracts.

About Interhack

Based in Columbus, Ohio, and with a nationwide practice Interhack has been addressing cybersecurity and electronic privacy concerns, originally as a research group in 1997, and starting in 2000 as a commercial entity. The firm addresses a wide variety of security concerns in many industries. Interhack is online at