[The problem of] protecting data is not about cyber security.
It’s about understanding how we take care of our valuable possessions in the physical world and transferring that understanding to comparable models in the virtual world. Instead of inviting hackers, [DARPA] Director Dugan should invite experts in personal security like Gavin De Becker or my friend Roderick Jones who understand how to protect high value individuals against multiple unknown attackers. She should invite farmers who have to defend their crops against an unpredictable weather system. Or corner a few MDs at the Centers for Disease Control to learn how virulent bacteria consistently beat the body’s immune system.
The bottom line here is that we must MUST find a way to break free of the grip that the information security industry has on all things cyber because it is a failure from top to bottom.