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“Inside the Twisted Mind of the Security Professional”

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Wired riffs on CSE professor Yoshi Kohno’s undergraduate computer security course. “Good engineering involves thinking about how things can be made to work; the security mindset involves thinking about how things can be made to fail … I’ve often speculated about how much of this is innate, and how much is teachable … Which is why CSE 484, an undergraduate computer-security course taught this quarter at the University of Washington, is so interesting to watch. Professor Tadayoshi Kohno is trying to teach a security mindset …”

March 1, 2008