#cyberisnotanoun presented at bsideswellington 2017

by Creeture ,

Summary : I'm going to put a strong case for why "cyber" and "cyberspace" are harmful not helpful. **Words matter**. Hand-waving encouraging words like "Cyber" hinder useful conversations, get in the way of information transfer and make you sound stupid.
Precise language provides clarity, allows to us actually talk about real issues in a mature way and can help us make things more secure. As well as ranting about people saying silly things, we're going to cover how we can get non-techs to start using good words.