IAPSC Board Member Dutch Forstater was asked by the editor of Homeland Security Today Magazine to write the cover feature for the latest issue of the magazine. It covers his long-held belief in our current technical dependencies while recommending new responsible strategic implementation.
Facts and examples emerge of the technologies in use in many systems that are truly outdated and involve patchworks of add-on elements with inherent limitations. In fact, about 80% of those reading this will be using PC technology originally designed in 1979 and modified almost 15 times since.
He summarizes that our world around us implements sophisticated devices and sensors every day—sometimes smarter than the computers on which we still rely. As a national security concern, If we think of our desktops as cars, we are still riding on rubber tires and the same carburetor designed in 1979, while everything improved has to be strapped onto the vehicle based on old specs while we feed it “nitro” fuel. It’s time to design a new mousetrap — a new computer processor ready for the year 2020.
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