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National Cybersecurity, Politicians, Black Hat Magic and White Lies

June 22, 2010 4 comments

Across the globe, world leaders are being briefed about the threats and risks to critical infrastructure and national security. Politicians are being told tales of cyberwar, disruptions to power and transportation systems, financial chaos and what could be the end of civilization as we know it.  Technical gurus demonstrate how easy it is to compromise and take control of a system, like the main act in the center ring of a circus, to instill shock and awe into the crowd of curious onlookers. And why are these things being done? To gain support for cybersecurity initiatives and spending against the threat de jour – the hacker.

But is everything being presented the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? I’m not so sure that it is.

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