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The Demise of Self-Driving Cars as Such

This is a follow-on column to my May 10, 2021 BlogInfoSec post “Will Full Autonomy Ever Be Realized?” It is prompted in part by the recent decision by the NHTSA (National Highway ...

Ransomware and the C-I-A Triad

In earlier, more innocent (?) times, cyberattacks seemed to be fairly straightforward. You have the data exfiltration attacks, where copies of sensitive personal information and intellectual property are stolen, often without the ...

Don’t Count on Cybersecurity Data

It is a common theme of mine, but one which bears repeating. We collect and disseminate all manner of data, but not so much of data which count. In an article by ...

Will Full Autonomy Ever Be Realized?

Matt Novak of Gizmodo posted an article on April 30, 2021 with the title “Elon Musk Shares Painfully Obvious Idea About the Difficulty of Self-Driving Cars,” available at Elon Musk Shares Painfully ...

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic – Positive and Negative Feedback

Systems use negative feedback in order to converge to stability and equilibrium (a positive quest). Positive-feedback systems diverge, which leads to instability and sometimes surging out of control (usually a negative outcome) ...

Another Boeing Software “Glitch”

How I hate the word “glitch,” which is commonly used to describe faulty software in press reports, blogs, and the like. In my opinion, it trivializes serious software errors. So, when the ...

Strong Authentication is Good, Unless …

… it results in your being arrested! In her September 28, 2019 article, “Army communication head at Mar-a-Lago sentenced for lying,” Jane Musgrave describes how an army officer in charge of communications ...

Outsourcing, Cost Cutting and the Boeing 737 Max Debacle

When we thought that Boeing had come up with ways to mitigate the risks that resulted in two major air crashes, we learn that Boeing has been outsourcing their software development to ...

Is AI For, or Against, Cybersecurity?

With the rapid proliferation of so-called AI (artificial intelligence) systems (many of which are really just rebranded expert systems), we cybersecurity professionals are confronted with two critical issues, namely: Can AI methods ...

Securing the Critical Infrastructure—Two Lost Decades

On May 22, 2018, it will have been 20 years to the day since President Bill Clinton issued PDD 63 (Presidential Decision Directive No. 63: Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure). The PDD laid ...