I feel like I am at constant war with my own brain over the dynamics of fear.
They say you shouldn't be allowed to repair your own car because you might not do it right.
Pricing these heightened [cyber] risks into markets is impossible. 'Event risk' always exists, but handicapping it appropriately is a futile exercise.
Ask the person in charge of technology security at your firm if your systems were breached the previous night. Then ask them to prove it to you. Do this daily until you get better answers.
Tools don't solve problems any more, they have become the problem.
State-sponsored cyber-war is here to stay.
Sen. Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-Iowa), sent a letter with a list of detailed questions to the Department of Justice on Wednesday, roughly two weeks after Motherboard revealed that the DEA had signed a contract in 2012 for $2.4 million worth of spyware from Hacking Team. Grassley's letter could potentially be the beginning of a more in-depth investigation into the use of malware by law enforcement in the United States.
Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), is among those contemplating taking action; he is weighing an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would spell out what the Defense Department's cyber offensive and defensive capabilities should be.
I'm ... worried ... about a multination cyber arms race that stockpiles capabilities ... and prioritizes attack over defense in an effort to gain relative advantage.
Brandon Valeriano and Ryan C. Maness:
In both [terrorism and cyber attacks], fear is the result of imagined consequences. Terrorism has given birth to an industry built to combat threats, and a similar process is now under way with regard to cyberattacks. The general response to terrorism has been counterproductive and damaging, lending itself to hyperbole and overreaction. It is troubling to see the same path repeated with cyberwarfare, as an industry has sprung up within the private sector and military to meet the threat.
As a professional in a community of learned professionals, a technologist must have a different kind of training and develop a different character than we see at present among technicians and engineers.
We don't even have the right words.