Sunday, July 9, 2006

The Phantom "Cyber" terrorism?

[IP] Govt Comp.News - Assessing "cyberterror" - couldn't find any!

>I've been working on the issue of how to build secure public networks
>for about 7 years. I started out as a military analyst and I wanted to
>put the cyber terror/cyber war issue in a larger strategic context.
>About a year ago, I started looking for examples of cyber-terrorism,
>where hackers had shut down critical infrastuctures. I was surprised to
>discover that I couldn't find any, so I began to look more closely at
>the hypothetical scenarios involving cyber war. Most of them turned out
>to be implausible from a military or national security perspective.
>Hence the report.

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