Lack of Oversight Spoils Funding for Cyber Security

by Dennis Poindexter
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute country-specific issues

In the 1983 MGM movie, War Games, the main character was speaking to a computer that was trying to start a real World War III using a war game scenario. After a long rest, the computer started to restructure some of its moves, prompting David to say, “Are you still playing the game?” The computer responds, “of course .” And begins its countdown to launch of missiles. When we hear of a new type of attack on a US computer system it is a reminder that we are still playing the game and it hasn’t changed very much in the last 15 years. There are lulls, breaks and periods of relative calm, but they are still playing the game.