Security Congress Abstract
Ill-prepared for real-world cyberdefense? Teach strategic generalities to improve our workforce. Consider:
Basic engineering: “Things” are designed and built by engineers, constrained by the
laws of physics. “Things” must be tested, stressed and measured. With the rise of anthro-cyber-kinetics and AI, cybersecurity professionals need greater engineering fluencies.
History: Security problems reappear in new guises, yet we use the same futile approaches to defense. Teach technological history and theory: Boole and Bayes;
information theory and entropy by Shannon; Cybernetics by Norbert Weiner as anthro-cyber-kinetics dominate autonomous systems.
Neuroscience: The brain is the greatest averaging machine in the universe. It is also the weakest piece of any security system. We tend to blame the end user, but neural subtleties guide human behavior. Social-media triggers dopamine for every Like, resulting in addiction.