A couple weeks ago, security guru Bruce Schneier delivered a keynote address to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence conference in Estonia. Â I’m still listening to the entire thing, but here’s my favorite quote thus far (occurring roughly between minutes 19 and 20):
We’re a species of storytellers… We respond to stories much more than data. Â One of the reasons the Estonian cyberwar was so evocative, it was a very powerful story that was told again and again and again and has become sort of part of the cybersecurity dialog. Â And there’s not a lot people saying, “Wait a second, if that’s what war looks like, it’s pretty good.” Â It’s kind of like an invading army coming into your country and then getting in line at the motor vehicles bureau so you can’t renew your driver’s license. Â It’s not really what I think of when I think of war.