THE ERA OF STATIC CYBER SECURITY SYSTEMS IS OVER.
When we created cyberspace we did not really understand how different it is from our familiar physical space. Naturally, we tried to impose our time-tested physical space security methods in cyberspace. They have never worked.
We’re used to concepts like mass, gravity, friction, distance, and we build our physical systems accordingly. But there are no such concepts in cyberspace: there is no gravity, no mass, no friction, no distance. This is why our cybersecurity doesn’t work. This difference has been understood by most advanced scientists for some years now. However, they don’t control the direction of our technological strategy. That direction is controlled by government bureaucrats and industry business leaders. Traditionally, none of them are interested in innovation. It took over 20 years to adopt the seatbelt, it took over 25 years to adopt the airbag, both at the expense of countless human lives lost needlessly.
We need to admit the futility of static cybersecurity systems and develop dynamic cybersecurity systems, before a large loss of human life and other catastrophic failures force us to that.
The era of static cybersecurity security systems is over, but the era of dynamic ones has yet to begin.