For decades we’ve heard that iCalamity is right around the corner. For decades we’ve largely ignored pleas to try and address computer security issues when they are relatively cheap and easy, before they got too large and complicated to do at all. We have been living a fairy tale life, and absent bold action and an emphasis on resiliency, it only gets grim(m)er going … [Read more...] about The Wolf is Here
There are places on this planet where good, civilized people simply do not voluntarily go, or willingly stay. What elected governments do in safer and more developed parts of the world are carried out in these areas by despots and militias, often at terrible cost to those who have nowhere else to go and no means to go if they did. Life online is not unlike life in these … [Read more...] about The Global Ungoverned Area
For all the benefits IT in general and the Internet specifically have given us, it has also introduced significant risks to our well-being and way of life. Yet cybersecurity is still not a priority for a majority of people and organizations. No amount of warnings about the risks associated with poor cybersecurity have helped drive significant change. Neither have real-world … [Read more...] about Cyber War: The Fastest Way to Improve Cybersecurity?
[Editor's note: This post from Michael Tanji of Kyrus-Tech first appeared at the highly respected national security blog Haft of the Spear. Follow Tanji online at http://twitter.com/mtanji -bg] Conventional wisdom is telling us that “assumption of breach” is the new normal. Some well-respected names in computer security would have you believe that the appropriate response to … [Read more...] about The (Dis)Illusion of Control