3. Something Is Missing

I’m going to start this chapter by saying that a toilet has a better control system built in to it than our networks do. We understand how toilets work, what happens when they don’t, and most important, why they fail. I know it sounds strange, but there is a similarity here that can be exploited—we just need to understand the science behind it.

So, from the preceding two chapters, we know that something is clearly missing. We’re spending like mad, have no way to predict success (much less failure), and we still have the day-to-day problem of being attacked constantly.

I think part of the problem has to do with the fact that many people honestly believe that the network is too complex to understand and that “security” is ...

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