Are we talking “cyber war” like the Bush admin talked WMDs?

BOOK REVIEW – Cyber War, Author: Richard A. Clarke
Cyber WarBy Matthew Lasar – Former National Security Adviser Richard A. Clarke suggests a thought exercise in his hit book Cyber War: imagine you are the assistant to the president for Homeland Security. The National Security Agency has just sent a critical alert to your BlackBerry: “Large scale movement of several different zero day malware programs moving on Internet in US, affecting critical infrastructure.”

As you get to your HQ, one of the DoD’s main networks has already crashed; computer system failures have caused huge refinery fires around the country; the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control center in Virginia is collapsing, and that’s just the beginning… more>


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