"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Training Tomorrow's CyberTerrorists

This badly-written piece at Discovery reveals something I've long suspected: people destined to become Serious Adults (bankers, senators, managers and the like) can't remember ever being children. I think we have to assume that at some time in their past they actually WERE children, but around the age of 20 there's a massive mental accident, and they forget what it was like. They go on to be Suits -- Important Adults who tell the rest of us what to do -- and do dumb stuff like this:
Computer-savvy teens are putting down their game controllers -- at least temporarily -- for code writing and virus-sweeping. Call it "Red Dawn: Part Deux: Teen Cyber-Commandos."
At events like the CyberLympics, CyberPatriot contest or just-announced "Toaster Wars," sponsored by the National Security Agency, high school geek squads are competing to see who does the best job at preventing unauthorized computer intrusions.
This growing interest in cyberdefense comes at a time when the Pentagon officials are warning against damaging computer attacks from China and other nations, while stoking concerns that the United States education system hasn't trained enough cyber-warriors to protect either military or civilian computer systems.
Because it's every teen's dream to develop mad computer skillz, and then go work for The Man. Sure it is.

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