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Posted: 1/3/2006 10:56:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 11:22:41 AM EDT by thompsondd]
/tinfoil on/

from a book that I am reading.....


Even sophisticated military defense systems rely on commercial power, communication, transportation, and monitoring capabilities, which are computer based. A country's strength relies on its privately owned critical infrastructures and industries. These private-sector infrastructures have already been victimized by computer attacks. A concerted attack on any of these key economic sectors or governmental services could have widespread ramifications. Most governments have recognized this vulnerabilty and have started taking steps to evade these types of attacks and provide the necessary mechanisms to enable a quick and efficent recovery after an attack.

Enemy bullets used to come only from enemy guns. Now different types of "bullets" come from laptops and personal computers. The next war could target a country's infrastructure with the new weapons - computer generated attacks. Several factions of militaries are developing more robust and skilled information warfare units to act defensively and offensively in the best interest of their nation. There is good reason. Future wars and power struggles may take place over computer lines instead of the more traditional battlefield.



Would anyone care to guess what the book is about? Don't worry too much about what book this came from. I am more interested in your thoughts about the passage above, which was taken from a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) cert prep book.



/tinfoil off/

Thoughts:

1) That PRIVATE OWNERSHIP is mentioned. +1
2) Major chaos could be caused without a single shot (in the traditional sense) being fired. Remember Y2K? The concept may still come to fruition one day.
3) Young people should consider military service to learn state of the art IT/Security skills that will provide a good lifestyle in the private sector after their service.

Yours?
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:05:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:11:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
"Future War"?



Good choice, but......nope.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:16:29 AM EDT
Haxor
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:16:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
"Future War"?




"Today's War"
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:19:06 AM EDT
If it is critical, it is probably on backup power
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:20:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:20:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pv74:
If it is critical, it is probably on backup power



True, but, as we saw in New Orleans, only lasts from several hours to a couple of days and only provides power to a critical subset of the enitre system. Of course, if you can't get fuel to the generator, it does you NO good.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:24:40 AM EDT
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