Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cyberwar, Cyberdefense: Many Issues, Little Time

In this detailed article in The New York Times, the difficulties and complexities of defending against a cyberattack are well presented. Cyberwar can't be easily compared to its offline counterpart, as this article skillfully points out. Cyberdefenses are just as slippery to assemble.

To make matters worse, this study by the National Academy of Sciences says secrecy on the subject is preventing the open debate necessary to combat cyberwar. The report says U.S. government policy is "ill-formed, undeveloped and highly uncertain."


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