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  • U.S. Defense Chief Warns of Digital 9/11

    10/12/2012 6:28:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/11/12 | Rachael King
    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...
  • Defense Secretary Panetta: Global Warming A National Security Threat, “Weighs Heavily” On Pentagon

    05/03/2012 10:56:01 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 11 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | May 3, 2012 | Zip
    Panetta went on to warn of the threat the U.S. homeland faces from Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.Via PJ Tatler: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told an Environmental Defense Fund reception in Washington last night that the role of climate change in national security is one of the environmental considerations that “weigh heavily” on the Pentagon.“Though we are looking at environmental issues, these days I’m a little more focused on the operations of a different kind of SEALs,” Panetta quipped.“In the 21st Century, the reality is that there are environmental threats which constitute threats to our national security,” Panetta said....