Chapter 8. From CyberWar to CyberDefence: Applying Standards in an Environment of Change and Danger

 

‘We cannot predict our future with absolute certainty, but we can make assumptions about the future security environment based on important, observable global, political, military, economic, technological, and demographic trends. From these trends, we can speculate chaos, not calm, which permeate the geopolitical landscape for the next several years.’

 
 --General Henry Shelton (1997)[50]

In security parlance, there are essentially two approaches – reactive and proactive. In the reactive approach, those responsible for cybersecurity add security countermeasures on an as-needed basis, typically in response to a given cybersecurity event or incident. ...

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