Information Theory, Computer Science, and Mathematics
So much to learn, so little time.
Of course, cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary filed, and a subfield, of several other important fields of knowledge. Namely: information theory, computer science, and mathematics. There are of course other important areas, but I think for right now my interest lies mainly in these three areas, and these are the sorts of notes I would like to keep here.
As of today, I have also decided to add GIS. Which purports a disturbing trend: it may be that over the course of time a bit of almost everything will go here. Anyway, in the worlds of Al Lubel, "Why worry about the crash; enjoy the spin."
Calculate the distance between two points or one point and a number of points, sorted by closest.
"Information theory studies the quantification, storage, and communication of information. It was originally proposed by Claude E. Shannon in 1948 to find fundamental limits on signal processing and communication operations such as data compression, in a landmark paper entitled 'A Mathematical Theory of Communication'." >>> The Encyclopaedia Article
"In the present paper we will extend the theory to include a number of new factors, in particular the effect of noise in the channel, and the savings possible due to the statistical structure of the original message and due to the nature of the final destination of the information." - Claude E. Shannon >>> The Original Paper