Tag Archives: cybersecurity

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…

AI Bias Validated!

– In my BlogInfoSec column “Is A.I. For, or Against, Cybersecurity?” posted on June 18, 2018, I asserted that developers are introducing their personal biases into the design of AI (artificial intelligence) systems. My statement was based on experience, supposition, and intuition. To my…

Is AI For, or Against, Cybersecurity?

– With the rapid proliferation of so-called AI (artificial intelligence) systems (many of which are really just rebranded expert systems), we cybersecurity professionals are confronted with two critical issues, namely: Can AI methods be used to improve the protection of our data, systems, and…