The Military => The Military: General Discussion Area => Topic started by: Rattler on 7 June 2009, 17:02:01



Title: Threat Analysis: Hacking
Post by: Rattler on 7 June 2009, 17:02:01
A question that I have put to myself a few times already: Is hacking a serious threat to the US?

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Amit Yoran, a former Bush Administration cybersecurity czar, argues the answer is easy.

“Is hacking a national security threat?” Yoran said. “The one word answer is ‘Yes.’”

As proof, Yoran pointed to stories about the denial-of-service attacks in Estonia, attacks on government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton and the recently reported breach of defense contractor computers that let hackers get at information on the Joint Strike Fighter. -snip-



This is one side. Some more insights in this article.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/06/cyberthreat/ (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/06/cyberthreat/)

Rattler