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Preventing the Digital 9/11 & Other Cyber Disasters

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Preventing the Digital 9/11 & Other Cyber Disasters

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The question is not whether the Digital 9/11 or Pearl Harbor will happen, but which will come first and whether we'll have implemented the societal structures to prevent complete disaster prior to the big event.

The question is not whether the Digital 9/11 or Pearl Harbor will happen, but which will come first and whether we'll have implemented the societal structures to prevent complete disaster prior to the big event.

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Preventing the Digital 9/11 & Other Cyber Disasters

  1. 1. Digital 9/11: Next time, what if the attackers never have to leave home? The rise of autonomy & IOT means the next attack may not require physical hijackers or bombs to kill Americans & damage our economy Kevin Mireles 1
  2. 2. Despite the dangers, today IT, largely exists outside of a formal regulatory, legal, law enforcement & security framework as if computers were still relegated to our desktops Kevin Mireles 2
  3. 3. As a result the IT security model relies on private armies & a buyer-beware model Kevin Mireles 3
  4. 4. Meanwhile computers have migrated from the desktop in accounting to being integrated into every facet of our life, from brakes to brain implants putting each one of us on the front lines of cyber warfare & anarchy Kevin Mireles 4
  5. 5. We are returning to the middle ages, when national borders & armies didn’t exist, so every little region built their own castles & turned to mercenaries for defense Kevin Mireles 5 The problem is, just as castle walls couldn’t be built tall enough & thick enough to defend against new technologies, e.g. cannons, neither can individual organizations defend against ever more devious and destructive cyber weapons
  6. 6. Unfortunately, where companies can spend millions on defense, nation states can spend billions on offense, overwhelming any individual target Kevin Mireles 6
  7. 7. A new parallel cyber legal, regulatory, public health, law enforcement & military infrastructure is required to adapt to the new challenges “Organizations are designed to meet the needs and challenges of yesterday, not of today or tomorrow, but lessons and frameworks can be leveraged from the past to build the future.” Kevin Mireles 7
  8. 8. We need to develop new laws & institutions just like we did in the 20th century to address the rise of new technologies like cars, planes, nuclear power, medical devices, electricity, etc. Kevin Mireles 8
  9. 9. Developing a cyber public-health framework and ecosystem is a key first step Kevin Mireles 9
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  12. 12. Today, we are largely in the dark about the cyber health of the organizations that govern us, employ us, hold our data or we invest in. Would we have invested in TNT if we had have known the risk? How come citizens weren’t aware that Atlanta was so vulnerable, especially when security experts weren’t surprised? Kevin Mireles 12
  13. 13. Hackers & viruses don’t need report cards to target vulnerabilities, but we do & we need cyber public health organizations setting standards and providing insights to us just like they do for restaurants Kevin Mireles 13
  14. 14. We need sensitive high-velocity detect and react systems, just like are being built for earthquakes & diseases so organizations can instantly take protective measures Kevin Mireles 14
  15. 15. IT-enabled products must meet key safety/ security standards in accordance with their potential risk, just like cars, medical devices, etc. Liability & responsibility for security must be shifted to the creator not unsophisticated buyers Risk Regulation Kevin Mireles 15
  16. 16. A safety first model becomes ever more critical given the rise of autonomous systems that can be reprogrammed to cause physical harm How long before the first rabid robot attack occurs? Kevin Mireles 16
  17. 17. Citizens and companies should be able to turn to public institutions for assistance for prevention and emergency response, not just private companies If I’m getting physically robbed, I don’t just call ADT, I dial 911! Kevin Mireles 17
  18. 18. The first step is recognizing that the new threats are bigger than the pain of new regulations & build coalitions to help shape the inevitable government intervention Kevin Mireles 18

Editor's Notes

  • Apply 20th century concepts to 21st century cyber challenges
  • Public health organizations implemented, monitored and enforced regulations designed to keep the public safe.
  • Public health organizations implemented, monitored and enforced regulations designed to keep the public safe.

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