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Ghost in the Shell - What it can tell us about Cybersecurity

Introduction

Unless you are familiar with anime and manga the title "Ghost in the Shell" (GitS) the title won't mean much so first a brief explanation. GitS is a media franchise which originally started as a serialised manga before being made in to an anime movie which led to it becoming known worldwide. It exits within the genre of science fiction and specially cyberpunk. The themes the series has touched include robotics, sentient Artificial Intelligence (AI), human augmentation, transferring human consciousness to a machine, an individuals identify and more. So what the question within GitS what relates to cybersecurity throughout the series you have the hacking of technically augmented humans, systems, along with themes of information manipulation and surveillance.

Lessons we can learn from GitS about Cybersecurity:


Tools can be turned against you: One premises of the GitS franchise is a super powerful intelligent combat robot or AI that was effective against any enemy,…