Patching Our Digital Future Is Unsustainable and Dangerous
In a new essay, Melissa Hathaway makes the case for more sustainable and deliberate collective approaches to building security and trust into new systems and more robust disclosure processes.
“We must become much more strategic in how new digital technologies are created and deployed. Over the last 30 years, we have created a unique and strategic vulnerability to society — an inherently insecure internet supported by poorly engineered products. It is an existential threat to our economy and our sovereign security. To address this immediate threat, an emergency counter-measures board and mitigation process should be initiated that is global and convenes the best talent, regardless of nationality. The industry has fielded us vulnerable products fast — now, we must work together to reduce the risks and heal our digital environment as quickly as society can.”