Bit by bit security

Internet security is quite a nut to crack. Both technologically it is obscure, and sociologically
just even more, when looked at in the light

of why attackers do attack, despitedefenders do what psychologically may feel ok, but economically is ridicule.

The trick is to incite

attackers and defenders in a way that surely doesn’t kill the cyber cheat but balances the costs and gains at play.

Walls of fire, wire and concrete won’t make us better off. Let’s hope and say that nudging makes the brutal obsolete.

Poetic impression by Bauke Steenhuisen of the dissertation ‘Cybersecurity via Intermediaries, Analyzing Security Measurements to Understand Intermediary Incentives and Inform Public Policy’ by Hadi Asghari, defended on the 29th of February.

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