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Sunday
Feb042018

RS 201 - Ben Buchanan on "The Cybersecurity Dilemma"

Release date: February 4th, 2018

Ben Buchanan

The security dilemma is a classic problem in geopolitics: Often when one nation takes measures to protect itself from attack (like adding to their stockpile of missiles), other nations see that and worry it means the first nation is preparing to attack them, which leads to a dangerous feedback loop of escalation. In this episode, Ben Buchanan (postdoctoral fellow at Harvard studying cybersecurity and statecraft) explores how this dilemma plays out in the realm of cybersecurity: Why is the dilemma harder to resolve than it used to be with traditional warfare? And is there anything that might help?

Ben's Book: "The Cybersecurity Dilemma"

Ben's Pick: "Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History" by Thomas Rid

Edited by Brent Silk

Music by Miracles of Modern Science

 

Full Transcripts 

Reader Comments (5)

How about peace through strength? Instead of looking for the best way to cripple ourselves to reassure or embolden our enemies, wouldn't it be better to become so superior that nobody will challenge us? The DOMino program should fix holes in government networks, but it won't secure the DNC, RNC, personal email accounts, etc. Apparently, Dutch hackers hacked the Russian hackers back in 2014 and shared info with the U.S. during the 2016 election, and the U.S. dropped the ball.

Thomas Rid defended Kaspersky, even after Kaspersky antivirus was used to steal NSA hacking tools. China banned Kaspersky from its national institutions years ago, and the U.S. finally wised up and followed suit.
February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMax
Purely defensive measures rarely work out well. We should just hack everyone at all times. That way, if someone actually launches an attack on our infrastructure, such as the power grid, we can both immediately correctly attribute the attack, and quickly counterattack. This would give rise to a new MAD dynamic - Mutually Assured Destruction.
February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJameson
Security flaw-finding tools, like those that competed at the Cyber Grand Challenge, can be used to defend your own systems or attack the enemy. Tools to monitor your system for suspicious activity are more defensive, but if your enemy uses your tools the way the Pentagon used Kaspersky antivirus, then of course you can turn it into spyware.
February 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMax
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Security program sons a hackory mentality.it means the first nation is preparing for OSSR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OSSR is how a female assesses a male: O.offspring[]S.security[][]S.service[][][]R.resource(s)………………..
(hackers.hackeosdoctoral), no different in the mechanics of nation-states!
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Harvard should fix holes in government net.woes tats AN enemy, AGREE ...
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The fourth branch of government are the people.
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February 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterN.J.
If the proposal in Sec. 4 of Rep. Graves' Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act were put into effect, would it contribute to the destabilizing effects of the cybersecurity dilemma?
February 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJim Lippard

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