Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Taking the Fifth …

– “The Fifth Domain” is a recent book by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake. It is about cybersecurity and how it has become the fifth military domain following land, sea, air and space. Except that it isn’t really, n’est-ce pas? While intellectually one can imagine a fifth domain, it’s…

“All for One and One for All”

– … So chanted the Three Musketeers. One of my main issues with cybersecurity risk management is that organizations seek to secure their own systems, data and networks, hoping that attackers will move on and attack more vulnerable victims. I have heard this notion explicitly stated by senior…

Cybersecurity and the Superior Ignorance of Bureaucrats

– The January 2019 issue of the CACM (Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery) Journal is a treasure trove for cybersecurity professionals interested in understanding why it is so important to have tech-savvy legislators to come up with meaningful policy and laws and to have…

Cybersecurity Metrics. Hurricane Winds and Floodplains

– You may have noticed that I like to draw analogies between cybersecurity and other fields. I happen to think that there is a lot to learn from such comparisons. Hurricane Florence, which brought feet of rainfall and catastrophic flooding to North and South Carolina during September 2018, made…

Educate Lawmakers on Securing the Critical Infrastructure

– I drafted the retrospective column “Securing the Critical Infrastructure—Two Lost Decades” before the “breaking news” column “Oh, BTW, The Russians Cyberattacked the U.S. Critical Infrastructure,” which was posted on April 24, 2018. The former was in response to the US-CERT alerts…