The reason why we are having so many problems with cyber security is because we are treating cyber attacks like Missile Command.
- We know attacks are coming.
- We know where they come from.
- We try to stop them.
- They keep coming in waves faster and faster.
The roller ball simply isn’t enough.
We are doing but we aren’t thinking. (http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-01-11/world/36272281_1_banks-ddos-nsa)
“Major U.S. banks have turned to the National Security Agency for help protecting their computer systems after a barrage of assaults that have disrupted their Web sites, according to industry officials.”
Why? In short the answer is because banks are under attack all the time. To hurt America, one must attack the wallet. That is what has been happening for a long time but banks can’t afford it anymore.
There is always someone smarter and that is why the “Missile Command” approach won’t work. We need to find time to think. When I say think, I mean stop making laws and changes to address symptoms but to START addressing the root cause (#Sutton).
If you really want to win at Missile Command … you always have the option of (turning off the machine). ~ Just some thinking~