Thursday, October 09, 2014

Washington Post offers major insert on cybersecurity, says we are at a critical turning point

The Washington Post offered a major insert Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014,  “Cybersecurity: A Special Report”, link here
The Editor Mary Jordan starts out with an op-ed. “Cyber attackers have the upper hand.” She mentions DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) and a prize associated with a “Cyber Grand Challenge”. The agency director, Arati Prabhakar, has a piece, “Building the unhackable system.”
Ellen Nakashima and Askhan Soltani have a paper “The ethics of Hacking 101”, with descriptions in university courses in hacking, at the University of Tulsa and Carnegie Mellon.  In some cases, only students who will go to work for law enforcement or go into the military are accepted.

There is a “call to action” from Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. 

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