Inherent Cyber Insecurity and Our National Security: Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit presented at SecuritySymposium 2015

by Richard J. Danzig,

Summary : Cyber systems are a security paradox. Even as they grant unprecedented powers, they also make users less secure. They nourish us, but at the same time they weaken and poison us. This talk aims to illuminate causes of this insecurity, reasons it is ineradicable, and policy consequences that should flow from this perception. It aims particularly to connect insight into digital technologies with recommendations for new approaches to enhance American national security.