mcollins at aleae.com
Tue Apr 7 17:24:53 CDT 2009
I preferred it when we called it an "Electronic Pearl Harbor".
I also swore I saw someone call it a Cyber-Katrina last week.
So many metaphors, so little time.
On Apr 7, 2009, at 6:05 PM, Paul M. Moriarty wrote:
> Blow up peering points?
> Wait, I got it: Rent 100's of backhoes across the country. Dig in.
> - Paul -
> On Apr 7, 2009, at 1:59 PM, Larry Seltzer wrote:
>> From the just-introduced Rockefeller-Snowe bill (U.S. Senate S.773)
>> 2(10) According to the National Journal, Mike McConnell, the former
>> Director of National Intelligence, told President Bush in May 2007
>> that if the 9/11 attackers had chosen computers instead of airplanes
>> as their weapons and had waged a massive assault on a U.S. bank, the
>> economic consequences would have been ‘‘an order of magnitude
>> greater’’ than those cased by the physical attack on the World Trade
>> Center. Mike McConnell has subsequently referred to cybersecurity as
>> the ‘‘soft underbelly of this country.’’
>> I read this and I have to ask, basically, WTF does this mean? On top
>> of it not being within the capabilities of Al Qaeda to do such a
>> thing, I have to wonder what they could really have done.
>> Larry Seltzer
>> eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
>> Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
>> larry.seltzer at ziffdavisenterprise.com
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