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Learn by Analogy or Die Trying
May/June 2008 (vol. 6 no. 3)
pp. 88, 87
The security field, as we mean it here in IEEE S&P, is both new and old. It is new in the spectacular sense of a positive feedback loop; everything in the computer world is itself designed by computers and thus everything grows geometrically, not just chip density by way of Moore's Law. The best technology transfer is a human brain on legs. When a new field coalesces out of varied practitioners from other fields, the sum of that technology transfer reaches a maximum. Such is happening with the security field.

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Index Terms:
security, hybrid vigor, security industry, multidisciplinary, Clear Text
Citation:
Daniel E. Geer Jr., "Learn by Analogy or Die Trying," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 88, 87, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MSP.2008.66
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