Stanford University’s Herb Lin, a member of the Aspen Institute’s new Commission on Information Disorder, says “cyber-enabled information warfare” poses an existential threat that in many ways defies current government and private-sector structures organized to protect digital systems from cyber attack.
“Cybersecurity is usually thought of in technical terms -- viruses, firewalls, etc. -- and the primary focus is on protecting the computer,” Lin told Inside Cybersecurity. “The problem of defending against information disorder is more about protecting the human mind than about computers. A computer can be patched but there’s no downloadable patch for the human mind.”
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