Can it really be 50 years since the movie 2001 was released? I remember watching it several times as a teen back then, and now there is a short film that interviews major film directors and others who attribute the movie to near mythic proportions. The 1968 movie was ahead of its time, influencing Star Wars and Star Trek, along with seeding the idea that its director, Stanley Kubrick, was the source of the visuals behind the actual Apollo moon landing the following year. (You can look for clues in The Shining if you want to join the conspiracy.) A new print has been released for those of you that want to re-watch (and listen to its wonderful score), but be warned it moves very slowly compared to today’s flash-cut action and sci-fi films.
If you aren’t a conspiracy nut and do believe in science fact, you might want to take a few moments to read the entire Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, probably the best annual infosec report of the year.
-- David Strom, editor of Inside Security