This post marks the 10th and final post in this blog. Through out my 9 previous posts I’ve tried to motivate people (not just the experts) to become knowledgeable in the field of cybersecurity. Hopefully you realize now either through the threats you face on a daily basis, or from its geopolitical importance few people are aware of, this field needs the attention of everyone – not just the experts. Unlike this blog, the importance of cybersecurity can only grow.
Post #7 should make it clear the geopolitical importance of security. Between Stuxnet and China’s escapades into American networks, it should be apparent how much these under-exposed actions influence international relations relations as much as any of the mainstream news.
Similarly, I hope you’ve been able to grow your working knowledge of the field not just to see how it affects the world in general, but how it affects you specifically. There are a lot of threats out there that few people acknowledge. What you don’t know can hurt you. Stay aware of current threats like the news of bad root CAs from Dell and you will be a little more fearful but a lot more secure.
Finally, I hope you’re also aware now of the employment deficiencies in cybersecurity. All the way back in the first couple of blogs, I went into detail on how the educational environment causes this problem. In all honesty, when I first started writing this my main goal was to encourage more common education on the subject however, if you’re at all more interested in the subject of security I feel I’ve done my job.