Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Information Security Is "on Vacation" in the U.S.

An interesting commentary on the state cyber war capabilities and vulnerabilities was recently published by Claremont College stating "[t]he security of America’s information infrastructure is on vacation". The article discusses recent cyber attacks, data losses and the nature of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and concludes:
"This type of information espionage and Internet vandalism has the potential to be a serious form of assymetrical warfare, allowing state actors deniability and providing them with a powerful new tool in intelligence-gathering. International recognition of current U.S. military dominance has driven other nations to find alternative methods of strengthening their strategic position.

"While our dependency on the Internet grows both economically and politically, we need to provide stronger security regulation of government agencies and key industries..."

The State of Computer Security

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