If you want originality in thought, writing, presentations or any aspect of Security, call Winn. In addition to being called, “The Civilian Architect of Information Warfare,” he is one of the country’s most sought after experts on information security, infrastructure protection, and electronic privacy. As he puts it, “I’ve been in security for about 30 years and I think – maybe – I’m just starting to understand it.”

Analogue Network Security

By Winn Schwartau

In 1972, the Anderson reference monitor security model was introduced. Static fortress mentality was (and still is), fundamentally how information security is implemented. In 1987, the U.S. DoD published the Red Book, the Network Interpretation of the lauded 1983-85 Orange Book that set forth many of the principles for information security. The results were essentially, “We have no earthly idea how to secure a network.”

As a result, today we can now assume our networks are “Pwn3d” – already infiltrated by hostiles. TCP/IP was just an experiment, yet today it is the inter-infrastructural foundation of modern civilization. The internet of things is adding so-called intelligence to some 50+ billion endpoints and trillions of sensors. And where is the security? The privacy?

Massive new projects from quarterly profit-incented vendors using “next gen” products promise the same old stuff over and over again. This is the ultimate déja vu epic fail of security. We believe that adding more tech will make our security problems go away. We envision “the network” as a single, static thing and attempt to protect it as such; it isn’t, and we can’t.
Is this any way to run a planet? C’mon, after fifty years of practice and we’re still…?

In Winn’s upcoming book Analogue Network Security, he demonstrates that security requires a single, interdisciplinary metric for the cyber, physical, and human domains. This is rooted in the idea that digital is not binary. And that security can be measured and defined!

This is a book that will potentially change the course of things. Winn keeps saying that he’s fixed the internet… We’ll see! Sign up here to be notified for the release. We won’t sell or abuse your email; we solemnly swear that once the book is available to order, we will only send you one email to notify you that it’s available.

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