No rules: Internet security a Hobbesian “state of nature” (Ars Technica)

Life in cyberspace can be nasty, brutish, and short. So says a new report (PDF) on international cybersecurity, which argues that the Internet is a Hobbesian “state of nature” where anything goes, where even government attacks maintain “plausible deniability,” and where 80 percent of industrial control software is hooked into an IP network. It’s also a world where the US is both a model and a …

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