Educating for Cyber (Security)

Roger Bradbury

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    This chapter considers the problem of educating for cybersecurity from the perspective of complex systems science. It argues that education is a process that has evolved in human social systems to curate, increase, and transmit the information needed for system survival. Education creates an increase in the negentropy (or useful information) of those systems as they seek to maximize the acquisition and throughput of energy—a physical principle known as maximum entropy production (MaxEP). Civilizations have responded to this principle over time by finding new solutions to the Earth’s MaxEP and becoming more complex in the process. A key part of this complexification is education. And in the present cyber age it is, as in previous ages, a lagging process cobbled together from the structures and processes of previous ages. The current education responses may soon be superseded as a new solution to the Earth’s MaxEP - the technological singularity - looms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security
    Editors Paul Cornish
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherOxford Handbooks Online
    ISBN (Print)9780198800682
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

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