The Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats of 2008 By Tim Bass
The Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats of 2008 By Tim Bass

Well, if you don’t mind me saying so, I warned the world in 2008 (eight years ago) that the subversion of democratic political processes was one of the top ten cybersecurity threats.

Here is my October 2008 presentation to the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, uploaded to Slideshare in 2008.

The Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats of 2008 by Tim Bass

Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats for 2008 by Tim Bass
Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats for 2008 by Tim Bass

Don’t say I did not warn you 🙂

Here is my original post (final draft) on 6 December 2007, posted openly and publicly for all to read and take action.

My brief analysis was also posted – The Top Ten Security Threats for 2008 (Part 8 ) – Subversion of Democratic Political Processes

This 2008 list was also posted on the (ICS2) blog in August 2008 in a post called – THE TOP TEN CYBERSECURITY THREATS FOR 2008 REVISITED.

Frankly (soapbox warning) ..

I’ve started to … “wonder what kind of world do we live in?” Seems like 99.9999% (or some random high percentage) of people just comment, “like” or pass on other comments or opinions (share) on social media, but do not actually do anything. Have we become a society of “commenters and critics” who just “push the like button” or “share” someone else’s ideas but few people do anything at all? It’s frustrating for me to watch all the social media commentary and noise which is NOT helping us build a better, safer and more fun world for everyone.

LinkedIn has evolved to 99.99% percent (whatever the high random big number statistic is) junk posts with little substance…. “What kind of world do we live in?!”

We were very clear in 2007 and 2008 that one of the top cybersecurity threats is information warfare used to subvert democratic political processes. Why does almost no one pay attention to these cybersecurity risks? It’s frustrating watching the rise of “the massive waste of time social media commentary” where the masses comment, like, flag and share, but the vast number of people in our society do not do anything to make the world they are complaining about, or commenting on, a better place.

The current problem in the news media with Russia and 2016 US Presidential Election was easily foreseen; yet most of the entire world acts like it is a surprise?