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If you haven’t discovered The Internet Map yet I recommend checking it out.  Each one of the circles represents a domain, short for domain name, within the Internet (or Cyber Domain).  The larger the circle the higher amount of traffic the website receives. As users switch between websites they forms links.  The stronger the link, the closer the websites are arrange to each other.  Make sure you allot enough time to explore this vast map but take note of a few things while you’re enjoying the hard work the creator put in to the visual rendering.

  • Check out the big circles first (obviously - its like missing Jupiter in our Solar System)
  • Dive deep and check out the tiny circles (it isn’t necessary to enter the Deep Web or start up Tor, but roam around and look at some of the smaller stuff domains)
  • Look at where the big circles exist (e.g. Baidu.com which is popular in China)
  • Examine the extension type (e.g. com, net, tv, info, etc.)
  • Discover the importance and focus on language specific sites (e.g. “cn” for China, “fr” for France, etc.)

There have been many advances that have played significant key roles in how we, average end users, “see” the Internet.  One of the major thing that changes how end users ingest the Internet is dependent a sites allowances for multilingual pages.  Having content in multiple languages is nothing new but the importance being placed on it has definitely increased.

There is a balance though before you start adding countless languages to your site.  The technology advancing translation applications like  is moving faster then most believe.  So unless you are up in the 6-7 figure range with your domain or website(s) there is probably little benefit to having your content translated for you in today’s market.

[via The Internet Map]

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General James Cartwright as VJCS.

Having had the privilege to meet, hear speak, and ask questions of General James E. Cartwright (USMC, Ret.) when I found this video it was A Cyber Fellow’s treat!  The video is from the Global Security Forum 2012.  One of the panels addressed the big aspects of Fighting a Cyber War to include significant strategy and policy discussions in Defense and International Security, Technology and Cybersecurity.  Several years ago at an AFCEA IT conference while he was serving as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, I asked a question relating to the significant slowness of technology to penetrate the U.S. Military for use by our Forces.  His retort, “it is a massive problem,” quite accurate from what I’ve learned about the issue since - he even offered me his shoes if I wanted to take his place (Navy LT (O3) to 4-Star (O10) would have been a significant jump).    The problem is quite massive and at the root of our Military’s desire - Innovative, Highly TechnicalEntrepreneurial, yet Inspirational and an Effective Leader - the perfect warfighter!

Since that day I’ve worked toward being able to fill those shoes…

[via CSIS]

About the video and forum:

The Global Security Forum 2012 is a forum on the top challenges facing U.S. and global security. The vulnerability of military, civilian, and commercial networks to cyber attack is forcing the U.S. government to revise its approach to cyberspace. While most attention is focused on preventing attacks, this panel will address how cyber could be used in an offensive capacity, including how to conceptualize command and control, targeting, damage assessment, proportionality, and deterrence in a cyber environment either alone or alongside kinetic operations.

CogniSens has been pushing its NeuroTracker technology toward the sporting arena with some success.  But if the goal is to ultimately handle, track, identify, and even target more items accurately, then it clearly seems that there are Cyber Special Operations Force applications.  The introduction video is fairly straight forward.  Work to progress on monitoring multiple targets continuously for a certain period of time.  This will allow you the ability over time to sharpen your skills.  But what if the items you’re tracking are both physical and virtual?  Would this training technology help?

NeuraTrackerI believe something like this could significantly improve the ability of a Battle Watch Captain (BWC) or Tactical Action Officer (TAO) for a unit or force in a command center to not only be able to handle more items effectively but to significantly improve the ability to mitigate and prevent “wash over,” when there simply is too much for the individual to process, and possibly improve the OODA loop process for our favor.  Obviously this could improve the response time in a physical realm but I’d be very interested in metrics toward tracking and improvement in the virtual or cyber realm.  We’re trying to build the best right?  The Cyber Warriors that can handle anything - the Cyber Special Operations Forces (CSOF) as it were via some Cognitive Warfare.

We’ve all seen an individual that is able to track and handle 10x to 20x more than the average individual… why not train to be able to track and handle 50x to 100x of the average individual?  I think this is a very untapped area of gains the U.S. Military can make.  It simply needs to arrive in an affordable package that doesn’t have a massive administrative or cost tail associated.

[CogniSens via Gizmodo]