Ex FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Software on the Realities of the Information Age and Solving Cyber Security
February 8, 2017•73 min
Perhaps if computing did not create a psychology distance between people and the work being accomplished, people would be much more nervous about the realities we are facing with cybersecurity. After all, the “Cloud” is an abstract concept that most people don’t really understand. Trillions of dollars of transactions each year and a countless number of important actions, such as drone strikes, satellite repositioning, and communications, are conducted over the internet or “Cloud”.
Consider this: if every person’s home was physically broken into by a thug versus the current situation where a hacker breaks into your personal data from faraway places, citizens would be demanding change. Yet because the criminal act is distant and abstract versus a physical act, it isn’t as scary, even though it could be far more damaging to you or society. See past shows where I covered the threat of cyberwarfare and cyber security in more detail (see the most recent show here).
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