How the Internet-Addicted World Can Survive on Poisoned Fruit
- Jeremy Hsu for spectrum.ieee.org December 11th, 2014
- Source: http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/telecom/security/how-the-internet-addicted-world-can-survive-on-poisoned-fruit
There is no “magic bullet” for cybersecurity to ensure that hackers never steal millions of credit card numbers or cripple part of a country’s power grid. The conveniences of living in an interconnected world come with inherent risks. But cybersecurity experts do have ideas for how the world can “survive on a diet of poisoned fruit” and live with its dependence upon computer systems.
Cybersecurity risks have grown with both stunning scale and speed as the global economy has become increasingly dependent upon the Internet and computer networks, according to Richard Danzig, vice chair of The RAND Corporation and former U.S. Secretary of the Navy.