Despite my plan to work through an academic paper reading backlog and post thoughts about what I’m learning, my first post is about something much more current.
Thanks to a tweet that popped up in my timeline, I learned about this Just Security post by Jonathan Morgan and Renee DiResta and, in particular, their quote of Philip Lohaus:
“Information warfare, by contrast, is an attack on cognitive infrastructure, on people themselves, on society, and on systems of information and belief.”
Why am I writing all of this? Because I’ve never thought about cyber security (or, as I prefer, information security) as an attack on our ‘cognitive infrastructure’ before, but it makes such wonderful sense. Now I have to go read a lot about cognitive science research and think about new ideas. Since I’m already most interested in the human element with respect information security, I know this is going to be an important new avenue of exploration.