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Posted Saturday 23rd November 2013 08:19 GMT amanfromMars 1 …. taking a walk on the wild side and commenting on dark and gray webs countering sunshine with moonlight on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/11/22/uk_cert_analysis/
Prime Danegeld Space for Cyber Viking Hordes and SMARTR Poachers turned Great Game Keepers
There is always an abiding and enigmatic Catch 22 dilemma in fields of virtual security and ethereal protection ……. [Is that any better for you, codeusirae, (who wrote, Enough with the cyber-this, cyber-that waffle, only the technologically illiterate media ever use the phrase.)] ….. and that is one cannot defend and save systems from collapse, unless one knows how they are to be attacked to be destroyed, and of course, that be information/intelligence/Intellectual Property which can be worth millions, billions and trillions depending upon what systems are to be targeted for attack and/or destruction and/or comprehensive successful cyber protection, and valuable to any number of players/agents/principals with some wanting to target assets either for destruction or takeover/makeover, and some wanting to protect and maintain status quo arrangements at risk.
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Posted Saturday 23rd November 2013 16:29 GMT amanfromMars 1 ….. http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/11/22/uk_cert_analysis/
A sign of desperate times? Much too little far too late.

Meet the man who’ll TAKE OVER if UK faces CYBER ATTACK …. John Leyden [El Reg]

Take over what exactly, John? Command and Control of military forces/departments, intelligence services, government, police forces? That’s a big ask which isn’t going to end well if it even begins. And surely you meant to say when rather than if, for to imagine that there will be no sorties and squirmishes/virtual assaults and cyber attacks against the UK is to be positively brain dead unimaginative.
And how novel and enterprising to have top criminals joining government trying to keep the UK from falling foul of undoubted alternatively intelligent agents …. “Gibson joins the government having previously been director of e-Crime at Citigroup” One imagines that he’ll fit right in with that dodgy crowd with dirty secrets to hide.
And quite so, HKmk23, I agree with your posted view …..

Sounds to me like a world of experience in shutting the stable door after the horse has gone!
Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, said: “Chris Gibson brings with him a wealth of experience in cyber incident response in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally……….

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