The Myth of Cyber-Security

Computer security is a contradiction in terms. Consider the past year alone: Cyberthieves stole $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh. The $4.8-billion takeover of Yahoo by Verizon was nearly derailed by two enormous data breaches. Russian hackers interfered in the American presidential election. Away from the headlines, a black market in computerized extortion, hacking-for-hire…