Monday, March 16, 2009

UN Concern over "Cyber Weapons"

Every day, there is a rash of articles on the potential of cyber war and what should or shouldn't be done about it. The U.N. is becoming involved and now considers "cyber weapons" an issue for disarmament discussions:
"So worried are governments by the prospect of an all-out cyber-attack that last month UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon revealed that cyber-weapons are to be added to the list of arms falling under the remit of the UN's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, which develops policy on weapons of mass destruction. Ban said recent breaches of critical systems represent "a clear and present threat to international security", since the public and private sectors have grown increasingly dependent on electronic information."

Pentagon readies its cyberwar defences

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