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RIP, 'IT Security'
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hucklesinthedark
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hucklesinthedark,
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11/19/2018 | 6:11:20 PM
Cybersecurity
I've always treated cybersecurity as a part of IT security, and you know how I feel about IT security now. I combine them because of the word cyber. Which means the internet, or all things digital. Hence, it's very limiting and most definitely wouldn't guard against the lost briefcase.

I assume cybersecurity is so frequently used because it has a cool rating of +8. There aren't many other words that can make you sound like a ninja quite like cyber can.
eatondave
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eatondave,
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11/19/2018 | 9:30:05 AM
and whilst we're at it let's kill "cyber security" as well
Am I the only one who has never really gotten the whole 'cyber security' thing? To my knowledge no-one has ever been able to come up with a definition that is universally accepted and every definition I've seen either misses out whole chunks of information security or tries to shoehorn them in, and ends up looking ridiculous. 

Whenever someone tries to explain to me that 'cyber security' covers everything I just ask them which 'cyber bucket' they place the risk of the CEO leaving his briefcase containing hardcopies of the latest M&A deal he's working on in the Uber cab.

Sure there are info sec risks in cyber land, just as there are info sec risks in the physical world, and info sec risks in the neural world as well. By sprinkling the term 'cyber' around like confetti at a wedding, we risk making that part of the risk spectrum which actualy causes the greatest number of incidents, namely the bioware; layer 8; users; people or as someone said to me recently - the 1D10T segment, think that it does not apply to them or that technology will fix everything.

 


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