Category Archives: General

Human vs. Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Systems

– A common goal, as we see in many articles on AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning), is to make AI/ML systems more like humans. Some claim that humans are much better at driving road vehicles than self-driving software, even though the accident statistics appear to contradict this…

The Demise of Self-Driving Cars as Such

– This is a follow-on column to my May 10, 2021 BlogInfoSec post “Will Full Autonomy Ever Be Realized?” It is prompted in part by the recent decision by the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) to investigate a number of crashes that occurred when Tesla’s Autopilot…

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: CDC Model and FS/ISAC

– It is very ironic to see that, on August 18, 2021, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced the formation of a Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analysis, see CDC Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC   I say that because when we…

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Why Not

– You might notice there’s no question mark at the end of the title. That is intentional. In a May 18, 2021 Opinion article in The New York Times by Dr. Sema K. Sgaier, with the title: “Meet Four Kinds of People Holding Us Back from Full Vaccination,” which is available at Opinion | Meet the…

Ransomware and the C-I-A Triad

– In earlier, more innocent (?) times, cyberattacks seemed to be fairly straightforward. You have the data exfiltration attacks, where copies of sensitive personal information and intellectual property are stolen, often without the victims’ knowledge since the original data are left intact.…