During the Cold War, back when Richard “Dickie” George was a mathematician at the National Security Agency, security meant something different than it does today. The foes knew one another well. And if there was plenty of skulduggery to go around, at least there were some recognizable rules of engagement.
“Back when it was us and the Soviets, there was about one big espionage event every 10 years,” he said, speaking at theHealthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum in Chicago on Tuesday.
In the 21st Century, the threat landscape is very, very different, said George, now a senior advisor for cybersecurity atJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.