Cyber Armageddon

Cyber Armageddon - reflections I ran across one of those...

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Unformatted text preview: 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 2000except 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 summerbut, my editor reminds me, it was also on the cover of Time back in August 1995. Ive had the opportunity to listen to lots of smart people about the cyber problem, and to be honest, I dont 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 managementsomething were 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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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course EE 92 taught by Professor John during the Spring '11 term at Bethany WV.

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