Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Nations Prepare For Cyber War

In this September 24, 2010 file photo U.S. Department of Homeland Security analysts work at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia. (Reuters)

Nations Prepare For Cyber War -- CNN

Security analysts are predicting that 2013 is when nation-sponsored cyberwarfare goes mainstream -- and some think such attacks will lead to actual deaths.

In 2012, large-scale cyberattacks targeted at the Iranian government were uncovered, and in return, Iran is believed to have launched massive attacks aimed at U.S. banks and Saudi oil companies. At least 12 of the world's 15 largest military powers are currently building cyberwarfare programs, according to James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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My Comment:
The public is still unconcerned about cyber war and cyber attacks .... but take one incidence where crucial data is lost and/or a financial interruption impacts millions .... that is when cyber war will become real and that is when we will see our politicians act.

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