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  • Reflections on Re-Balancing the Attacker's Asymmetric Advantage
    A new paper concludes that the computer security community is doomed to play a loosing game defending against constant cyber attacks if it cannot anticipate and combat all potential assailants while an attacker only has to successfully exploit a weakness once (a problem compounded by the language barrier between the computer security community and policy experts.
  • What Makes the Middle East Such a Difficult Place?
    A new paper examines the pride and interest that prevents political confrontation from being resolved in the Middle East (most notably, between Israel and Palestine) for historical, demographic, religious and geopolitical reasons, and concludes that there is nothing in the current relationship indicating a resolution in the near future.
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What Makes the Middle East Such a Difficult Place? 

by Barry Cooper

A new Policy Paper from University of Calgary Political Science Professor, Barry Cooper, examines the particular configuration of pride and interest that prevents political confrontation from being resolved in the Middle East. The best example of this is the relationship between Israel and Palestine. Historical, demographic, religious and geopolitical reasons account for the political intractability of a multi-decade conflict that has been punctuated from time to time with insurgency and war. He concludes that  there is nothing in the current relationship that would indicate a resolution in the foreseeable future.

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Policy Paper

Reflections on Re-Balancing the Attacker's Asymmetric Advantage

by Michael Locasto

 

The computer security community is doomed to play a loosing game defending against constant cyber attacks according to a new policy paper from Michael Locasto, a professor with the computer science department at the University of Calgary. Defenders against cyber attack must work to predict and combat all potential assailants while an attacker only has to successfully exploit a weakness once. This problem is further compounded by the language barrier between the computer security community and policy experts.

 

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