Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Major Cyber Attacks Will Now Be Viewed As An Act Of War

Cyber Combat: Act of War -- Wall Street Journal

Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.

The Pentagon's first formal cyber strategy, unclassified portions of which are expected to become public next month, represents an early attempt to grapple with a changing world in which a hacker could pose as significant a threat to U.S. nuclear reactors, subways or pipelines as a hostile country's military.

Read more ....

More News On How The U.S. And U.K. Will Respond To A Major Cyber Attack

DoD: Cyber attack is act of war -- DoD Buzz
Pentagon: Cyber Attacks Can Qualify as Acts of War -- Newser
Pentagon says computer hack is act of war -- Tech Eye
US 'to view major cyber attacks as acts of war' -- Physorg.com

The U.K. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), above, is taking a lead role in developing cbyer-weapons programme. Photograph: Reuters

Cyber weapons 'now integral part of Britain's armoury' -- The Telegraph
UK developing cyber-weapons programme to counter cyber war threat -- The Guardian
Government plans cyber weapons programme -- The Guardian
Stuxnet attack forced Britain to rethink the cyber war -- The Guardian
Cyber weapons are integral part of the UK’s armoury, says defence minister -- Computerworld UK
Cyber warfare: Britain developing 'virtual weapons' to combat hacker threat -- Daily Mail

U.S., U.K. see cyberwar as facet of regular war -- CNET
21st century warfare -- Rick Moran, American Thinker

No comments: