[Ma-linux] The Science of Cyber Security?
alan at patriot.net
Tue Dec 14 11:01:24 EST 2010
Assuming you are not too busy making egg nog and wrapping presents,
maybe you'll be interested in taking a look at the latest way to
spend tax payer money. I hope you know we are gearing up for
"cyber war", which is going to cost bazillions of dollars, but
will have two advantages: a) one can expect very little actual
blood to be shed; b) it opens vistas of big payoffs for astute
IT people, which undoubtedly includes many on these E-lists.
Of course, before we(the gov't and taxpayers) fight this war
we must know first what we are fighting about, and our friends
and defenders at MITRE have come forth with a contribution. Below
please find excerpts from a post by Steven Aftergood, of the
Federation of American Scientists.
I grabbed the .pdf "Science of Cyber Security". It is a 3meg file,
86 pages. But maybe one doesn't have to read the whole thing to
get the flovor<g>.
Take a look, and Enjoy!
----- Forwarded message from Steven Aftergood <saftergood at fas.org> -----
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:14:34 -0500
From: Steven Aftergood <saftergood at fas.org>
Subject: Secrecy News -- 12/14/10
To: alan at patriot.net
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JASON: SCIENCE OF CYBER SECURITY NEEDS MORE WORK
"Cyber security is now critical to our survival but as a field of research
[it] does not have a firm scientific basis," according to the Department of
Defense. "Our current security approaches have had limited success and
have become an arms race with our adversaries. In order to achieve
security breakthroughs we need a more fundamental understanding of the
science of cyber security."
To help advance that understanding, the DoD turned to the JASON defense
advisory panel, which has just produced a new report on the subject.
"There is a science of cyber security," the JASONs said, but it "seems
underdeveloped in reporting experimental results, and consequently in the
ability to use them."
The JASON report began by noting that "A science of cyber security has to
deal with a combination of peculiar features that are shared by no other
area of study."
A copy of the new JASON report was obtained by Secrecy News. See "Science
of Cyber-Security," November 2010.
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