You might be wondering how it is that we got to this point in industry evolution. It seems like very little has actually improved over the past decade+. Sure, there are a lot more products out there, but many seem to fall short on delivery (shocking, I'm sure), and the threats have only grown exponentially in number and skill. If you don't think you're pwnd or on the verge of being pwnd, well, I'm here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth (FUD? maybe, but only if it's not true!).
There's a lot of history in this industry, despite the fact that we seem to keep reinventing ourselves every few years. The irony is that, the more things change, the more things stay the same. That being said, while I'm sure you all know these things, I think it bears covering some of the history, at least as I've seen it first-hand over the past 15+ years.