A new “Era of the Unprecedented” is upon us. Geo-Poli-Cyber™ warfare has been escalating since 2010. Its most lethal perpetrators have no direct financial motivations; they are driven by political, ideological, religious, and extremist goals towards the destruction, devastation, and coercion of nations. Citizens across the world have little or no clue as to this reality nor how it impacts them.
Governments and businesses are routinely breached by unprecedented cyberattacks. Yet, they continue following the same cyber security strategies, solutions, policies, and procedures which continue failing to defend sovereignties and structures. Meanwhile, the lives and livelihoods of citizens are repeatedly ravaged.
In 2020,the COVID-19 pandemic exposed western democracies’ systemic failure to prepare for a precedented threat. This cost too many lives that could have been saved. Moreover, it exposed grave malfunctions in the current global world order—and its economic, legislative, regulative, and democratic models and institutions. It also crystalized that cyber security defenses and designs accepted as gospel are no longer fit for the purposes of defending the nation, businesses, and protecting the citizen.
Consider governmental failures to prepare for a pandemic they were warned about. Will yours be ready for cyber terrorism? Election meddling? Fake news? How about sinister exploitations of IOT, AI, and quantum computing? Overall, is your government prepared to mitigate Geo-Poli-Cyber™ attacks? This book explores those certainties and new paths forward.
In this new era, safeguarding nation-states, organizations, and citizens has less to do with cyber security . . . it has everything to do with survivability.