QOTD on Cyber Arms Races

As long as I have an adversary spending his treasure ... nothing static will remain secure -- that's the nature of arms races. It is a guarantee that the system will be found vulnerable. So I think to a large extent we have to stop fooling ourselves that we actually can create completely secure systems. We certainly need to create the best system we can, but that system cannot remain static. It has to change, morph, grow over time, as we learn about our adversaries' behavior.
-- Dave Aucsmith, senior dir. of Microsoft's Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments

Src: 'Aurora' Cyber Attackers Were Really Running Counter-Intelligence - CIO.com

QOTD - Clapper on Global Threats in 2013

Threats are more interconnected and viral. Events which at first blush seem local and irrelevant can quickly set off transnational disruptions that affect U.S. national interests. "War" now includes a software variant -- a soft war variation. Arms include cyber and financial weapons, and attacks can be deniable and non-attributable.
-- James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (US)

Src: remarks on the Worldwide Threat Assessment to the Provided to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence