Cybersecurity as Realpolitik
"Power exists to be used. Some wish for cyber safety, which they will not get. Others wish for cyber order, which they will not get. Some have the eye to discern cyber policies that are 'the least worst thing'; may they fill the vacuum of wishful thinking."
Abstract from the keynote speech delivered at the Black Hat USA conference in August 2014 by security expert Dan Geer. Text available from Geer's website here.