[Air-L] "Cybersecurity" or "Cyber Security"?
tajone02 at syr.edu
Tue Jul 3 07:59:59 PDT 2012
Ha I have to agree!
Im so tired of vague, latest and greatest security buzzwords. Im not a fan of "cyber" anything because I believe the etymology and ontological nature to revolve around, or be sourced from, a meaning of conflict - and of course the current branding of "cyber" anything given the constant scare tactics from the security industry. I prefer "digitalsecurity" instead... but who am I, right?
Im assuming there is no authoritative style guide reference on the use of this word though?
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From: Richard Forno [rforno at infowarrior.org]
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Steve, very, very true. I hated 'cybersecurity' as a term when it came into widespread use, but then the more I thought of it, I realised that it made sense since it (to me, anyway) implied much more than just the "technical" stuff that "information" in "information security' seemed to connotate. However, I do hate the sensationalism associated with the term these days -- but out of deference to my colleagues here, I won't whinge about that here. :)
On Jul 3, 2012, at 10:10 , Lovaas,Steven wrote:
> I'd also caution that it's a buzzword (or is that buzz word?)... "information security" has been around longer, and covers the same topic. "Infosec" if you're of a military bent.
> But I guess anything with "cyber" is inherently cooler.
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> I'm not sure there's an official standard -- even in USG/DOD circles I see it used as one word for titles/policies/documents but then use the two word version within the text.
> FWIW saying I normally see it as one word. Two words tends to be used as an adjectivial descriptor, akin to "chemical plant security" "food security" "internet security" "economic security" etc. (I also notice that the two-word variant tends to show up more in marketing circles.)
> Both are accepted usages but IMHO the one-word term is the more 'formal' term.
> -- rick
> On Jul 3, 2012, at 09:25 , Thomas Jones wrote:
>> I recently came across an interesting question from a professional group on LinkedIn. Is there a "properly" defined format via AP or otherwise for "Cybersecurity" or "cyber security"?
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