Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 Reasons Why U.S. Cyber Security Sucks

Michael Tanji writes on Danger Room:

Good news, cybersecurity nerds: You ain’t running out of work, anytime soon. As last week’s cyber panic about North Korea showed, when there isn’t a teenager-simple denial-of-service attack that delays your access to a government website, there is a voracious hype machine that feeds on the tiniest slivers of data – both significant and trivial – and expels massive quantities of fear and misinformation. And where there’s cyber fear, there’s cybersecurity work to be done.

It’s sad that this sham is allowed to continue unabated. But worse still, it’s dangerous. Despite the expenditure of tens of billions of dollars and countless studies on what needs to happen (not to mention all the offices, centers and commands, that are supposed to implement those reports), we’re still largely screwed when it comes to threats of the online variety.

The problem is multifaceted, but can be broken down into three meta-categories [...]

More here.


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