The new normal of the Internet: “A world where every human can feel secure, free, safe and secure” – that is the motto of the new era of cyber-security, said Chris Cowan, who founded the Center for a New American Security.
“And that’s why we’re here to talk about this.”
Cowan is one of the founders of CNAS, a think-tank based in Arlington, Va., that is studying how the internet and technology are transforming how we interact and communicate in a new era.
Cowan says the internet is changing the way people communicate, as well as the way businesses do business.
“We’re seeing these new realities that we’re not seeing in the past,” he said.
“The Internet has become so important, and so pervasive, that the world is in the midst of a new normal that is now in the news.
And that is a really exciting moment.”
The new norm for the internet Cowan envisions is one where everyone has access to all of the information they need at all times, whether it’s a phone call, email, text message, or video chat.
And it is happening in tandem with the shift to cloud computing, which Cowan believes will lead to a new world of connectivity, especially for the poor.
“There is an emerging new world where people are using the internet to connect with the people who matter to them,” Cowan said.
He says that means there will be more opportunities for social media and new media platforms, where people can share content and engage in conversation.
But he warns that the shift is still in its infancy.
He believes the internet will become more like the old days of print and radio, where newspapers were able to publish the news and the public could listen to the radio, but not the paper. “
When we have this kind of shared information that we can all use, and the way that people use it is to share with the rest of the world, then I think it’s going to be really exciting.”
He believes the internet will become more like the old days of print and radio, where newspapers were able to publish the news and the public could listen to the radio, but not the paper.
“It’s a world where we all can see the news on a phone, and there is no limit to what you can do with it,” Cowann said.
That’s where CNAS is getting its start.
It was founded by former government officials, including former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, former CIA director James Woolsey, and former Pentagon official Jim Kelly, to examine the impact of the “post-9/11” era of technology.
Cowans main areas of research include cyber security and information security.
He said he believes that the “world has a really fundamental misunderstanding about how the Internet works and the capabilities of the people and the governments who are using it.”
“We don’t really have any concept of what’s happening with this information,” Cowans said.
Cowains research on the internet’s potential impacts on the privacy of personal information is also supported by a new study, titled Cyber-Cyber War: How the Global Cyber Threats of 2017 Will Impact the World and How We Can Help, which was published by the University of Washington, and is titled The Information Age is a War: The Global Cyber-Terror and Security Environment.
It outlines a number of emerging security threats, such as malware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, cyber-attacks, and even terrorist attacks, to name a few.
“Our work is all about thinking in terms of the ‘cyber-security war,’ which is about the cyber-war that we are currently engaged in,” Cowanas said.
For example, Cowans study says that while the United States has seen a drop in attacks from countries such as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, the world has been caught up in a “war on terror” in which countries such the United Kingdom and Germany are waging “cyberwar” against each other.
“These two types of warfare are very different, and we are now seeing the escalation of the war in the Middle East, which is not surprising given that the Middle Eastern states are directly or indirectly involved in the cyberwar against the United Sates,” Cowgans report says.
“In fact, there is evidence that the Russian Federation is actively participating in the attacks against the U.K. and U. S. Governments.”
Cowans group is also studying how to prevent these attacks.
Cowanas study is based on an analysis of what information the world currently uses and what information is already on the Internet, and he says that this will inform how we build the security and resilience of our online communities.
“I think it will be a challenge, and it will challenge our own society,” Cowany said.
One area of Cowans research focuses on the new digital age of social media