hide captionA massive 2007 cyberassault, traced to Russia, highlighted the need for Estonia to set up a Cyber Defense League, a force of programmers, computer scientists and software engineers who in wartime would function under a unified military command. iStockphoto Volunteer Cyber Army Emerges In Estonia
Security expert Bruce Schneier has called for governments to establish ‘hotlines’ between their cyber commands, much like the those between nuclear commands, to help them battle against cyber attacks. Bruce Schneier: We need ‘cyberwar hotlines’ to match nuclear hotlines
The AP noticed something troubling in Michael Vickers’ response to the Senate Armed Services Committee questions on his nomination to be Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence: the government did not include descriptions of its cyberwar activities in the quarterly report on clandestine activities. The Senate Armed Services Committee voiced concerns that cyber activities were not included in the quarterly report on clandestine activities. Hiding our Cyberwar from Congress
AAAS "U.S. Government, Businesses Are Poorly Prepared for Cyber Attacks, Experts Say at AAAS" The United States is ill-prepared to defend its vital infrastructure against a cyber attack, a former top cybersecurity official said during a recent panel discussion at AAAS. Richard C. Clarke, special adviser for cybersecurity under President George W.
Nicholas Roberts for The New York Times Ralph Langner, an independent computer security expert, solved Stuxnet. Stuxnet Worm Used Against Iran Was Tested in Israel
New info on Stuxnet Stuxnet continues to make headlines.
Hillary Clinton, speech on Internet freedom, Newseum, Washington, DC, January, 21, 2010: Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation. In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation’s networks can be an attack on all. The New York Times, Saturday: Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, Dimona has taken on a new, equally secret role . . . . Dimona tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, a destructive program that appears to have wiped out roughly a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. . . . the operations there, as well as related efforts in the United States, are among the newest and strongest clues suggesting that the virus was designed as an American-Israeli project to sabotage the Iranian program. . . . Applying U.S. principles on Internet freedom - Glenn Greenwald
Risks of cyber war 'over-hyped' says OECD study 17 January 2011 Last updated at 10:33 GMT A huge solar flare could give rise to a global cyber shock, warns the report
Like many people, I've been following the story of the Stuxnet worm with great interest. stuxnet-increasingly-sounding-like-movie-plot.shtml from techdirt.com