Welcome to the Spring 2022 issue of the United States Cybersecurity Magazine! As always, we’d like to take a moment to thank our supporters, members, sponsors, contributors and everyone else who makes the magazine possible. All of us here at the United States Cybersecurity Magazine remain committed to bringing you, our readers, the best and most topical cybersecurity information available.
Cyber, at its core, is about protecting the information on which we rely to make decisions about how to conduct our lives, our businesses, and our nation, and the systems which enable us to use that information. American cybersecurity has traditionally focused on managing the mechanisms that handle information, not necessarily the information itself. However, it’s important for us to realize that cyber’s sphere of concern has radically expanded. It’s no longer confined to information management systems, but also encompasses the impact of the information itself.
The ongoing war in Ukraine has brought the significant effects and deep impacts of information warfare to center stage. One side tugs at our emotions through clever use of social media and co-opting of organizations that are supposed to be providing unbiased, reliably factual information. The other seeks to split the American body politic by casting half the electorate as somehow in league with the global devil du jour. TikTok influencers are invited to interact with the highest levels of government. And we, the American people, are caught in the middle without so much as a sextant to navigate these dangerous waters.
But, where there’s confusion and conflict, there’s a need for clarity and resolution, and where there’s a need, there’s opportunity. American industry has never shied away from opportunity, and American ingenuity has never failed to find creative solutions. Now that we’ve all seen the havoc that can be sown through the indiscriminate global prosecution of information warfare, the opportunity to develop capabilities that remedy the problem is here.
And that’s where you come in. It’s your dedication, your professionalism, and your expertise that will help the nation find its way out of these dangerous straits. Our collective challenge is to rapidly implement these solutions that will enable us to turn the corner and contain the scourge of information warfare. It’s why we at United States Cybersecurity Magazine produce this publication. There’s so much all of us can do. We can write. We can develop the next generation of cyber talent. We can speak. We can offer community training. We owe it to our nation and to our future.
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