Safety Should be the Security Paradigm

Management (801B) October 18, 2016 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm Feedback     

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Chris Wysopal

The main government approach to cybersecurity has been to think of it through the lens of the military and intelligence community. After all that is where the most expertise lies today. This lens is problematic going forward. We should instead be looking to the way the government thinks of safety: for transportation, disease, consumer products, and the workplace. These are better models for the information security challenge we face. Instead of fighting a battle we need to use science and engineering to build security in.  This is what will make the IT of the future safe.