Representatives at Cybersecurity Negotiations FailAdded: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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The American government sent a representative to China to negotiate about online security who even had no idea what an ISP was. An ex-head of US homeland security Janet Napolitano also admitted: "Don't laugh, but I just don't use email at all." Media reports explained that it wasn’t because of a fear of privacy or security: it was because she simply didn't think it was useful.
Peter Singer, director of the Centre for 21st Century Security & Intelligence, pointed out that a supreme court justice also told him that he hasn't got round to email yet, and this is someone who will get to vote on all issues from net neutrality to the NSA negotiations.
Another American official about to negotiate Internet security with China asked him to explain what "ISP" meant. Peter Singer compared it with going to negotiate with the Soviets and not knowing what 'ICBM' means. In addition, he admitted to have similar experiences with officials from the United Kingdom, China and Abu Dhabi.
Media report remind readers about the G20 conference, where diplomats were spearfished by an email “linking” to nude photos of former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Many of them followed the link to download spyware onto their machines.
Singer adds that many online security threats and solutions are misrepresented or overblown. He said that power lines were taken down far more often by squirrels, but yet so far no squirrel had been taken out by a drone, or put on a no fly list. He believes that the US government response is often too reactionary – like the treatment of pirates and privateers in the age of sail, while investment in a public cyber health campaign could appear much more efficient.
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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
|Amazing that people who refuse to learn new things are in charge of making policy for those who do.|
I Present, Corperate Tactics 101. Hire managers, CIO's, CEO's who dont understand the technology there company makes or uses. There job is to look pretty and force the people that do understand how it works, to work to there satisfactory levels. Regardless of principle understanding, and availability.
Then they wonder why crap like this happens, take a look @ ISP's and the Telecom industry for the last 20 years, i think you will be surprised how there focus quickly changes from reliability, availibility and performance. To Profits and Stocks.
From 1984, there has been a growing trend of this, look at most of the 'Cyber-Security' firms and Microsoft for example. Microsoft @ Redmond, from the Staff-Managers on up have absolutely no one with a Technical background outside trade-schools. None of them understand the technology they want to market, much less understand public idealogies as a result. From a Staffing Standpoint they were hired to ensure results, by using termination as a leverage tool. - From a Board Standpoint, nearly everyone on the board, including the Analyst which are paid for there understanding of technology and there trends, Come from Broker/Banking and Financial Management Background. They lack the very Fundemental understanding of what there company does, then wonder why there replacing CEO's every 4 years, when there agenda gets the public displeasure.
Cyber Security firms have become the same way, 10 years ago, the minimum requirement for Senior Technical Leader was expected to atleast have a Masters in Network Security and Systems-Administrations, so they Atleast had some understanding of what the hell is going on below them... Take a look now, this is a actual qoute for a job ad...("Managing all of the financial operations of the TF;Leads financial teams and develops new an innovative solutions to emergent fiscal problems.;Preparing, submitting and executing the annual budget for the TF;Leads or supports, as subject matter expert, independent analysis of staff management and improve overall resource management, promote sound business practices, and develop new and innovative approaches to conducting TF business-related functions;") So quickly there job went from Managing Staff, Operations and Technical Advisory, to Financial Management.
this is why they wanted OSHA to be able to have Regulations over non-market assets, Advisorys and Electronic Research Industry. It was to ensure Corporations didnt do just this... as it will eventually bring a end to the free-market trade envoirment. As it will force consumers to take what ever they produce at what ever price they deam necessary...
All of that boils down to ^THIS^, People placed in Advisory roles, cant Advise anyone on anything other than Financial Managent. Resulting in Botched Regulations, Bigotry and in the end Setting both consumers and the market back 20 years.
They wonder why, company's like Netflix is Discouraged, CD's are still the primary distribution method of the Industry and resulting more often then not persecution of Internet Activity, without any understanding of what actually occurred.
These 'Advisors', claim that the internet is more like a underground network of thieves, stealing information, identity, Corporate data and Finances.
Blaming Company's and inviduals alike for the failure of old-market methods, without understanding that the target audience has changed.
These are like the people that wanted to stop Edison from producing and marketing the Electric Lightbulb, as they believed it would cause the market to crash and would raise the devil as it was not fire... Then advised, president Grover Cleveland, that this technology would cause a massive economic failure and ignite panic. - If it wasnt for the interests of the public, and the advisement of trade partners, including england, we would probably still be using oil lamps.
Point being, Hire people that can do the job, not people that know how to LIE.
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