Cyberweapons Are Here – Offensive Strikes From The US?
Does anyone remember S3? A small company out of Florida, about 15 years ago, called on me while I was running security for Dimension Data, North America. Their product offered a way to counterattack anyone who came at them with a cyberattack…The product never took off, simply because our laws don’t allow companies to launch counterattacks. Yesterday’s WSJ offers some new perspective on where the US Government is headed with this.
“The U.S. military has spent five years developing advanced cyberweapon and digital capabilities and is likely to deploy them more publicly soon, the head of the Pentagon’s U.S. Cyber Command said Thursday.” – WSJ
Some important sound bites on this subject…WSJ
- “Adm. Rogers (the current NSA Director ) suggested many Americans have become complacent, since they don’t see the rise of cyber armies and cybercriminals affecting their daily lives.” – An understatement from the WSJ!
- The wakeup call is coming… “Analysts have said these sorts of acts could include attacking a country’s electrical grid or knocking a nation’s financial system offline.”
- Rogers… “I would argue it’s going to get worse before it gets better.”- Really, do you really see this getting better any time soon?
Some of the attacks we’ve seen over the past year – OPM, Sony, and others,… they seem to be coming from China, Korea, and other Nation States looking to sift us of our Intellectual capital or create disruptions, as in the case of Sony, we are in fact at war.
© 2016, David Stelzl