Taking the strategic view of cyber security

New sophisticated threats require flexible defence

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Students of the military arts, at a fairly early stage in their education, run into the anecdote about Frederick the Great being shown a defensive plan that involved the entire army being lined up along the Prussian border. "What's that meant to do?" the great general asked scornfully. "Prevent smuggling?" The lecturer will then explain that the point is, of course, that you can't base a workable defensive strategy simply on a border defence that you assume will never be breached. You have to