Emerging Threats and Countermeasures

In this week, you examined the security principle of discretion. The principle of discretion involves individuals and groups making good decisions to obscure sensitive information about national infrastructure. An essential component of discretion is utilizing the security concept of security through obscurity. However, the concept of security through obscurity is contradictory in the security community.

Discuss what security through obscurity means with examples. Examine how it is relevant in the context of discretion. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of security through obscurity, specifically within the context of national and critical infrastructure protection. Ensure to identify scenarios where security through obscurity would be beneficial and scenarios where it might not be beneficial.

You must do the following:

1) Create a new thread and share your perspectives with examples and references to course material

2) Select AT LEAST 2 other students’ threads and post substantive comments on those threads. Your comments should extend the conversation started with the thread.

ALL original posts and comments must be substantive

 
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