Skip to comments.U.S. Defense Chief Warns of Digital 9/11
Posted on 10/12/2012 6:28:14 PM PDT by Kartographer
The scale and speed of cyber attacks is escalating and companies face more risk than ever before. Armed with technology that can help attribute attacks, the United States now has the capacity to locate attackers and hold them responsible, said U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Thursday night, in his first policy speech on cybersecurity. The Department of Defense is also updating its rules of engagement and procedures that guide a potential military response to a cyber attack.
Senior defense officials say a sophisticated virus attack against Saudi Arabian state oil company ARAMCO in August is an example of this escalation. All told, the Shamoon virus was probably the most destructive attack that the private sector has seen to date, said Leon Panetta, U.S. Secretary of Defense in his first policy speech on cybersecurity. Secretary Panetta spoke Thursday night at a Business Executives for National Security dinner.
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Someone the other day described whats happening perfectly; they said its like being in a car wreck you are driving along you see a car coming at you hes not stopping for the red light theres no place for you to go you know for sure he is going to hit you and then everything slows down like a scene from some action movie the car coming seems to be crawling you can even see the surprise on the other drivers face. When he hits you the flying glass seems to hang in the air for a second and all the time there aint a damn thing you can do, but pray you survive.
Personally I we will see something much like the collapse of Argentina ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yerKMQc7-w&feature=grec_index )but on a global scale.
As far as the election either way it goes I believe we will soon see social unrest, the closer the election gets the more things will become like walking a mine field and a miss step and things can and will exploded.
Despite the CDCs tongue and cheek presentation for National Preparedness Month, there really are Zombies, just not the kind from George A. Romero films. They have been fed from the Governments stash and walked among us for years now and many have been caught on film, but it was in a movie it was for real:
These and many more like events show (Flash Mobs, OWS, etc) that we have a large entitlement minded population that is violent prone. I think that during a collapse you will see many small businesses wiped out by flash mob looting, and once started it will quickly spread to rape, robbery and murder for murder sake. You will see what I call pocket pogroms and if you aint Amish you better not be around when they come.
I am very much in agreement of the author of this article about what we can look forward to:
When The Music Stops How Americas Cities May Explode In Violence
Many of these zombies will think no more about killing you to get stuff than zombies in the lastest horror flick and do it just as gruesomely as any of the worse scenes in those same movies.
Many of you who have read my post know I often refer to this quote from Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8) (1998)
Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. Theyre a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You dont believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
It has repeated been shown throughout history that this is what happens to people once placed under such stressful conditions and yet you would be surprised how many people dont realize the transformations that can take place under such conditions. And because of their ignorance many wont even live long learn.
If you want to learn what happens I suggest you read some of Selcos firsthand experiences in Bosnia:
A Survival Q & A: Living Through SHTF In The Middle Of A War Zone
Clearly theres a storm coming, as great as a hurricane and like you do when a hurricane comes your way you either prepare to weather it or you become a victim of it.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:
NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!
For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.
Sounds like someone in the government wants full control of the internet, and a uniquie identifier everyone must use to access it. The fist tightens on the American throat.
Well, lets see if this dire threat can knock Libya off the talking head shows on Sunday? I’m thinking probably not.
The media tends to care a bit about our ambassadors and staff. The foreign service is viewed as a noble service. Lets see if Obama can get a away with yanking the protective services of our Libyan ambassador, and refusing to keep them alive?
Reports were live when the ambassador went down. Obama did nothing. We’ll see how that plays out. Mr. popularity is in dire straights if I read this correctly.
Did the Obama release of Intel to Iran help this, too?
This is not exactly a 'smoke bomb'; but it is thrown like one.
A cyber attack that left tens of millions of EBT cards and other forms of govt assistance flashing “ERROR” could trigger this outcome.
“Just in time” delivery of food and fuel is very efficient....until it stops. Even for a short while.
When The Music Stops: How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence
What about an analog 9/11?
The “digital 9/11” is Ubama bin Biden’s Interwebs “off” switch.
Barack is going to grab the nations router and lock it in his closet. Michelle is going to cram peas down our throats...where the L is CPS.
No question; if 'they' win; there will be violence. . .a 'celebratory' claiming of 'goods and territory' as 'their own'. If 'we' win; there will be same; only they will not be 'celebrating' and anyone 'White'; had better not be around - and perhaps, for a long time.
The more it looks like Obama could lose; the greater the threat posed. One only has to 'hear' the violent imagery that now passes as Democrat 'rhetoric'; and so it is; the nasty 'buck'; is first passed by Obama, Inc. There is a 'grooming' going on. . .
That said; America's 'hope' rests with a 'Mitt win' - whatever the cost. Karl Marx must not prevail!
This is my take on it as well.
With a government willing to use scare tactics such as this, there is all the more reason to prep
Leon Trotsky Panetta is nothing but Bam’s kommisar. They are using the threat of crazies over there to create a police state right here.
Cyber attacks? Who gives a damn if there are cyber attacks to Dept’s of Defense, Justice and State? With all the infiltrated Chinese and muslims, all they need is their offices’ Xerox machines, and they can steal anything.
That no one, rich or poor, free or bond shall buy or sell save he that hath the unique identifier...
Why not just retrofit some non-digital backup on utilities and train teams of people to come run the plants in the event of a cyber attack so they couldn’t be completely down for too long? Is that impossible? How did they work before computers?
My question is— if there is some massive event, what will happen to/with the army? Will they all just go AWOL and start looting? Or will we just have martial law?
Can you do anything without a social security number?
I'm not poo-pooing the possibility of a cyber attack, I'm poo-pooing the governments concern.
Yes, a cloud is coming.
The last time someone warned of cyber-terror as the biggest threat of our time, we saw jet planes crash into a couple of skyscrapers in Manhattan. Let’s hope history neither rhymes nor repeats.
Firewall the USA
Agreed! Last time the muzzies came so close to eliminating Congress and the White House!
This is not new news, but it is a convenient distraction from the overwhelming failure in Libya. The other reason that it is being hyped now is that they fear that the internet grab by the progressives may be lost if they can’t induce enough fear to get their internet control bill passed. Yes, it is a serious problem, but it can be addressed without any new laws.
I own and run an IT security company and i dont buy it. Targeted locations sure but not a massive one. Simply too many different systems. There are ways to effect large numbers but thats not dependent on single companies.
I can't answer your question, but I know this. The government is underestimating the intelligence of those they (are supposed to)serve.
“My question is if there is some massive event, what will happen to/with the army? Will they all just go AWOL and start looting? Or will we just have martial law? “
If the police, military, anybody with a uniform knows that their paycheck isn’t coming on Friday what do you think they will do?
Then it all comes down to personal morality and sense of responsibility. And their commitment to defend their own families!
They've been operating inside our country for years. Remember that old 1990-something map of terrorist cells?
Here is a link which has a short scenario peering into that kind of event:
Thanks for the link. That was awesome!
You are welcome!