Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Why M.A.D. Will Not Work as a Cyberwar Deterrent
The reason M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction) worked in the nuclear arms race was that it took government-level resources to play in the game. M.A.D. will not work in the cyberwar arena because anybody can enter the battlefield. Anybody! All they need is a brilliant mind and computer equipment that costs less than a Yugo.
My friend, the late science fiction author Frank Hebert, saw this clearly (see my post here). Simply, when any whacko can muster the technology destroy civilization as we know it (see my post on "Plan B" scenarios), paraphrasing one of my favorite lines from the movie Armageddon, "All the worst parts of the Bible could easily come to pass."
So to my conspiracy theorist genius friend JOSEPH from Spain, who embarrassed the FBI's best and brightest (see my post here), you may have the right outcome for all the wrong reasons.
In fact, I don't even have to sell ANYONE, in ANY GOVERNMENT, ANYWHERE on creating a bonding authority to back licensed cyber privateers. Because they will emerge naturally, as "data exhaust" from today's Computerworld story shows (see story here). The headline reads, "Security-as-a-service gaining popularity."
Such above-mentioned security services will be in geometrically increasing demand as "F--- The World" anarchists decide to focus their brain power on a real way to…FTW.
Posted by Destroying Angel at 2/06/2013 09:34:00 AM