amanfromMars  ….. advising of a systemic conflict on https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-03/cia-takeover-america-1960s-story-our-time
And this is gonna be a next barrel of laughs and systems pork which is anything but funny ……. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/03/cia_multiple_vendor_cloud_contract/ …… for it pits the DOD and CIA against each other in phantom fights and spooky flights of fancy that require no meaningful information on advance intelligence to be shared with the useful idiot bit players in contested fields.
IT is the Great Game which just keeps on giving space and places to Madness and Mayhem ….. and that is fully indicative of the corrupt state of febrile perverted mind of leading pieces and their fiat dollar backers …… which might be more accurately written as being fully indicative of the corrupt state of febrile perverted mind of fiat dollar backing leaderships and Old Mother Hubbard Purse String Holders.
To imagine though, and not think it is the only possible Great Game in town to play today, is clearly going to create a disastrous run on the money, for the money, before it is all globally recognised as a pretty printed paper leadership lost ….. for things today and tomorrow are surely very different from what they were in the past and not in the usual channels of command and control.
amanfromMars 1 Thu 4 Apr 12:12  ….. giving praise where praise is due on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2019/04/04/cyber_essentials_survey_ukgov/
Bravo, El Reg …. Leading in Novel Virtual Revolution and AI Evolution .. with Future Education.*
“Although these latest numbers imply that businesses are identifying fewer breaches and attacks, the reasoning behind this drop is extremely nuanced.”
Quite so. It can be case that punitive pecuniary punishment from high and mighty regulators with nothing to offer in the way of virtual protection and remote security results in fewer business reporting worrisome breaches which they both have and/or haven’t identified.
All of which is PAR for the course, some may say, for the clunking fist of British bureaucracy.
* There’s bound to be surely, extensive and expensive government grant funding for such programming, give the catastrophic cost which can be wrought when one is defined and treated as a victim with no input to output.
amanfromMars 1 Thu 4 Apr 17:41  …. saying more on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2019/04/04/cyber_essentials_survey_ukgov/
Let’s ponder on Long AI Marches
I’ve got a lot of time for the current NCSC lot. I’ve found them helpful and approachable which is rather remarkable for any part of government. …. Olaf
Have you found them to be refreshingly proactive, Olaf, and could this relatively anonymous communication channel be one of their creation and iteration?
You know, NCSC doing some Deep and Dark See Phishing for Blighty in the Almighty Strange Waters of a Cutting Edge Publication Hosting here. ….. for those more than just interested in taking and making a Walk on the Wild Side?
I suppose El Reg can wear the badge of a Subject of National and International and Internetional Interests with a Worthy Pride ….. and all with the bare minimum of fuss and unnecessary confusion. Bravo, El Reg. Was such ever in doubt in timelines to infinity?
Just when these things appear is all down to algorithms apparently, or that what confused techies will tell you.
The truth though is much simpler and way more exciting ….. and in fact, is mirrored in “Our purpose is to ensure that literature and art fit well into the whole revolutionary machine as a component part, that they operate as powerful weapons for uniting and educating the people and for attacking and destroying the enemy, and that they help the people fight the enemy with one heart and one mind.” …. Mao Tse Tung
amanfromMars 1 Thu 4 Ap4 17:01  …..says musing on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2019/04/04/jisc_uni_pentesting_report/
Nothing to See Here … Move Right Along Please …. NOT
You might like to surmise and realise that “insider” attacks are not being launched by disgruntled students or staff but by dedicated smarter elements cloaked and testing out programs with the cream of universal academe. …. and Renegade Rogue Phantom Enemy Outfits ….. urVirtual Opposition in Stellar Competitions
I imagine for a hitherto almighty few, that is a discomfort which triggers the desperate terror associated with the release of thoroughly destructive information which clearly identifies live evil abuse ….. in current maladministrative executive order office use.
But hey, surely that has been long expected and rightfully feared.
You FCUK with Yin and Yang and you think Zero Cost Pays the Ultimate Price ‽ .