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"This is a massive logistical problem, growing even more so as technology advances and becomes adopted as part of our digital fabric. Unfortunately there will be mistakes, errors in judgment, and poorly written policies that may very well lead to significant self-inflicted damage," Williams told us.
The concept that the president, under an emergency situation, can take control of aspects of the Internet -- including non-governmental infrastructures -- is very troubling to Williams. Ultimately, he said, this provides a very real vector for attacking the entire United States in a way that would not normally be afforded to those who wish to do us harm.
"We are entering an era that will be marked by unprecedented attacks on our critical infrastructure," Williams said. "I also believe that ultimately the U.S. government needs to be accountable for ensuring that services are available and the U.S. thrives."
Significant concern comes, as Williams pointed out in conclusion, because, "the U.S. is ill-prepared to deal with mainstream malware outbreaks and unsophisticated network intrusions, let alone a highly coordinated attack that would actually justify such a response."
Posted: 2013-02-09 @ 5:14am PT
Most of the legislation I'm hearing about has very little to do with security and has everything to do with control. Invoking 9/11 and waving the flag does not impress me at all.
Posted: 2013-02-01 @ 4:06pm PT
I agree with Petersen. The cyber network needs to be protected now rather then waiting for people to voice their opinions. What could it hurt?
Posted: 2013-01-30 @ 6:41pm PT
I think we are just plain DOOMED!!
Posted: 2013-01-26 @ 9:42pm PT
Too little too late. We need better understanding and government. Dedicated phone lines, not Internet open-doors for power companies. Doom.
Posted: 2013-01-26 @ 11:10am PT
Posted: 2013-01-26 @ 11:08am PT
The Neo-Cons must be close to having all their Cyber Ducks in row.
File Under False Flag.