The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Winn Schwartau

Students: Spring 2024, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

Security is Probabilistic, Not Deterministic: Get Over It

Jul 07, 2021

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Since the inception of computer/data/cyber/network securitysome fifty years ago, one recurring question has beset our industry: "How do wesecure it?" By its very nature, that question has propagated as a harmful meme,by implying that a binary deterministic answer is available, or even possible.

This talk examines security through a non-deterministiclens, applying probabilistic and analogue functions to discover new approachesto defending anthro-cyber-kinetic systems.

About the Speaker

Winn Schwartau

Winn has lived Cyber Security since 1983, and now says, "I think, maybe, I'm just starting to understand it." His predictions about the internet & security have been scarily spot on. He coined the term "Electronic Pearl Harbor" while testifying before Congress in 1991 and showed the world how and why massive identify theft, cyber-espionage, nation-state hacking and cyber-terrorism would be an integral part of our future. He was named the "Civilian Architect of Information Warfare," by Admiral Tyrrell of the British MoD. His new book, "Analogue Network Security" is a mathematical, time-based and probabilistic approach to justifiable security. His goal is to provide a first set of tools and methods to "fix security and the internet", including fake news, spam, phishing, DDoS and more. It will twist your mind.

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