The Tufts Democrats got an earful from me about how US foreign policy on cyberspace hasn’t advanced significantly in fifteen years. I complained that a whole lot of basic questions haven’t been settled, and drew on some key national documents to verify that is the case.
They were more impressed with my rapid-fire interactive summaries of Hollywood takes on cyberwar and cyber dystopia. Or so they tweeted.
Jumbos: what did you think? Please post in the comments. Thanks!
Excellent questions afterwards:
- What do you think about SOPA?
–Same old, same old. Good thing we have the 4th Amendment.
- What do you think about American public diplomacy in the age of Facebook, crowdsourcing, and mashups?
–I follow Alec J. Ross’ Twitter feed.
- Who studies this stuff? Why don’t more women study this stuff?
—Berkman Center isn’t a bad point of departure and they employ women.
- What skillz should I acquire for my career?
–Depends whether you want to work infosec, haxor, or as a risk-analysis suit.
- How can I keep my bits safe?
–Surf safe, be smart.
- Where can I read about cybersecurity for the home user?
–It’s a moving target. Lots of the simple answers you know. EFF and EPIC are good places to start.
- What do you worry about most?