[funsec] Economist's take on cyberwar
Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah
rMslade at shaw.ca
Sun Jul 4 17:54:04 CDT 2010
Could possibly have predicted the quality from the flashy cover:
Basically, I have to agree with the review in slashdot:
It's FUD, lots of random tech with limited analysis, and wimpy "we should all be
nice and play well with others" recommendations.
"What will cyberwar look like? In a new book Richard Clarke, a former White
House staffer in charge of counter-terrorism and cyber-security, envisages a
catastrophic breakdown within 15 minutes. Computer bugs bring down military e-
mail systems; oil refineries and pipelines explode; air-traffic-control systems
collapse; freight and metro trains derail; financial data are scrambled; the electrical
grid goes down in the eastern United States; orbiting satellites spin out of control.
Society soon breaks down as food becomes scarce and money runs out. Worst of
all, the identity of the attacker may remain a mystery."
Sounds like a normal day at the office, in IT ...
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