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Experts: US gov't needs to prepare for cyberwar (no more nice guy to Chicom?)
Network World ^ | 01/27/10 | Grant Gross

Posted on 01/28/2010 10:03:50 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Experts: US gov't needs to prepare for cyberwar

Cyberwar is difficult to define, but the U.S. needs a strategy, a group of experts says

By Grant Gross, IDG News Service

January 27, 2010 04:31 PM ET

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The U.S. government needs to figure out how it will respond to acts of cyberwar, as foreign governments increasingly look to gain advantages in cyberspace, a group of cybersecurity experts said Wednesday.

One problem, however, is that there wasn't consensus among the panelists on what exactly constitutes an act of war in cyberspace.

The U.S. military has used cyberattacks to disrupt enemy communications in Iraq, but it seems to have backed away from using cyberattacks on major infrastructure, said Shane Harris, a reporter with the National Journal who has written about the U.S. cyberwar policy in Iraq.

So far, most nations have taken the same approach, added James Lewis, director of the technology and public policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C., think tank. Nations haven't yet waged all-out cyberwar against each other because they're afraid of retaliation, he said.

There's a difference between war and conflict, he said during a cyberwar discussion at the Congressional Internet Caucus' State of the 'Net conference. "To me, cybercrime and espionage are not acts of war," Lewis added.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; cyberwarfare; hacking; offense

1 posted on 01/28/2010 10:03:50 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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People here on FR, including myself, have been saying for many years that the ChiComs will use cyberwarfare as an integral part of any attack on America. Heck, the ChiCom military has even published it, and the Libs is this country still don’t get it. Utter stupidity.

2 posted on 01/28/2010 10:33:10 AM PST by DeweyCA
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