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Cyber Armageddon

Cyber Armageddon - reflections By roBert w luCky Cyber...

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reflections I ran across one of those the-end-is-near cartoons. A scruffy person holds a sign that says “The World Will End in 2000”—except the “2000” is crossed out and amended to “2012.” The many dire predictions about cyber- war feel a lot like that. The word has shown up frequently on magazine newsstands this summer—but, my editor reminds me, it was also on the cover of Time back in August 1995. I’ve had the opportunity to listen to lots of smart people about the cyber problem, and to be honest, I don’t know what conclusion to draw. My fear is that no one else knows, either. There is no lack of information about how bad the problem is, but there is almost nothing written about what to do about it. In the end, I believe it comes down to intelligent risk management—something we’re often not good at. For one thing, much of the threat comes from users already behind the Maginot Line of network firewalls. Even well- intentioned people do risky or forgetful things, such as
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