Cybersecurity: Fix It or Die?

From unlocking cars and opening garages to hacking a satellite, recent breach demonstrations made a clear point about cyberattacks: They are very real and can be very dangerous. And our current method of “fighting” these attacks is not working.

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From unlocking cars and opening garages to hacking a satellite, recent breach demonstrations made a clear point about cyberattacks: They are very real and can be very dangerous. And our current method of “fighting” these attacks is not working.    WHY DON’T WE SECURE THINGS?  In general, we don’t secure things because we use software technologies and networks that were never designed for security. We write software that connects one thing to the next, and then connects to an open network with a bunch of data that is sitting there ready to take action via the software’s command or a digital message. This tiny message event can occur in microseconds, and can do any of the great things we see today in digital device technology — or any of the shocking security breaches we are beginning to see. Whether this microsecond message event could be activating the greatest new app ever seen or hacking an airplane, we are using the same software technologies to execute them.

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