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“War, what is it good for” as a security metaphor?

…ping…) But metaphors also cause trouble, especially when we use them to over-simplify. I am skeptical of “security as war” metaphors, including that of the arms race. The metaphor detracts from the very real threats of cyber– and information warfare. War doesn’t define security any more than war defines firearms. Unless we are specifically talking about threats from nation states (and a few other actors) using information technology as part…


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Cyberspace – What is it?

…e definitions of cyberspace from several sources with the purpose of establishing a range of notions as to what cyberspace is and to derive its ontology. Sources are relevant entities like national or regional government, standardization bodies, and dictionary. The reason why the term “cyberspace” is chosen is that all other terms (e.g., cyber security, cybercrime, cyberwar, cyberterrorism, etc.) are based on, or derived from, cybersp…


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Technology: I’m not sexy and you know it!

…omputer Weekly. Nine of these influential women, joined by Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones (former UK government cyber security chief), were invited to give a 10 minute speech about whey they thought the number of women in the technology industry is decreasing every year and the opportunities women have to lead their organisations to a successful economy recovery. Here are the main themes from their power speeches: Technology is not sexy and we kn…


Network Threat Defense, Countermeasures, and Controls @ Cisco Live 2012-San Diego!

…twork Threat Defense, Countermeasures, and Controls, attendees will gain hands-on experience using the inherent security features and techniques on Cisco IOS Software. The Cyber Aikidō (合気道) Academy suite of security labs are being offered at Cisco Live 2012. The labs build upon the best practices covered in the Cisco Guide to Harden Cisco IOS Devices and as in Aikidō, attendees will begin by learning basic techniques for protecting their network…


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Firewall Network Threat Defense, Countermeasures, and Controls @ Cisco Live 2012 – San Diego!

…r in protecting today’s information systems. This continued movement has led to the introduction of a new security topic for the upcoming Cisco Live 2012 conference. This topic and subsequent lab session, “Firewall Network Threat Defense, Countermeasures, and Controls” is part of the “Cyber Aikido” security suite of sessions being offered at Cisco Live 2012, and has been developed around threat defense solutions appl…


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