Defending the Information Web

New Ways of Thinking About Security

Security is not about applying the latest fix, using buzzwords, or patching broken platforms. Security must be understood in light of the new global battlespace in which boundaries are more like moebius strips, context is content, and the mind of society is both target and weapon.

Security is intrinsic to the architecture of every system. Any link in the critical security path can be the weakest link in the system, including the definition of the problem. And the real definition of the problem is often not what we think.

If wisdom and insanity are contextual, as Thieme claims, how can we tell one from the other? What does real security look like?