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Plan X: DARPA's Revolutionary Cyber Security Platform

DARPA's Plan X aims to make active cyber defense more accessible to the masses through agility, training, and intuitive interfaces.
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Ashu001
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4/27/2015 | 8:54:02 AM
Re: Dispelling the Myth of Difficulty is key
Mike,

I knew I could always count on you to say something so basic,so true ,so Simply!

Simply Brilliant,Brilliant stuff!

What I would also like to add here is that with the Increasing amount of automation happening today in the IT-Security stuff;you don't really need Hard-core Super-trained Security Ninjas to run IT Security Shops enterprise-wide.

Sure its always good to have extra skills on board but the Companies/Organizations which provide most of these Security Tools have very-very good Customer Service Reps(who are all very well-versed in the art of Security today).

So if a Company has employees who may/may not be at cutting-edge its perfectly allright today;they can still manage comfortably.

On the other side,I also buy the Assertion(not entirely though) that a large part of the increased Security Awareness/Fear is just the result of more Connectivity (and/or media scaremongering) on part of Security Providers???

Good Post!

Regards

Ashish.
macker490
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4/21/2015 | 8:30:30 AM
Dispelling the Myth of Difficulty is key
I read way too many essays which claim encryption, or authentication -- is too complex for ordinary people

eau contraire!

I could teach most folks familiar with eMail to use PGP or GnuPG via Thunderbird's plug-in ENIGMAIL is an hour or so.  

the take-away from this note is simple:   as soon as we have better packaging for this technology ( PGP; GnuPG ) everyday computer users will be able to make advantage of it in most everything they do

PGP/GnuPG provides real authentication, integrity, and security: when you need it.

authentication : proving your signature on a digital document

intergity : proving the validity of a digital document

security : restricting the content of a digital document to authorized personel

 
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