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Secrecy News -- 12/14/10 - JASON: SCIENCE OF CYBER SECURITY NEEDS MORE WORK




Secrecy News -- 12/14/10 - JASON: SCIENCE OF CYBER SECURITY NEEDS MORE WORK
Secrecy News -- 12/14/10 - JASON: SCIENCE OF CYBER SECURITY NEEDS MORE WORK



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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:15:22 -0500
From: Steven Aftergood 
Subject: Secrecy News -- 12/14/10 (alt list)

SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2010, Issue No. 99
December 14, 2010

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**     JASON:  SCIENCE OF CYBER SECURITY NEEDS MORE WORK

JASON:  SCIENCE OF CYBER SECURITY NEEDS MORE WORK

"Cyber security is now critical to our survival but as a field of research
[it] does not have a firm scientific basis," according to the Department of
Defense.  "Our current security approaches have had limited success and have
become an arms race with our adversaries.  In order to achieve security
breakthroughs we need a more fundamental understanding of the science of
cyber security."

To help advance that understanding, the DoD turned to the JASON defense
advisory panel, which has just produced a new report on the subject.

"There is a science of cyber security," the JASONs said, but it "seems
underdeveloped in reporting experimental results, and consequently in the
ability to use them."

The JASON report began by noting that "A science of cyber security has to
deal with a combination of peculiar features that are shared by no other
area of study."

[...]

A copy of the new JASON report was obtained by Secrecy News.  See "Science
of Cyber-Security," November 2010.

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dod/jason/cyber.pdf 

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