Cybersecurity Internet Warfare / Cyber Security
CIA OVERSEEING INTERNET WAR GAMES
The CIA is conducting a secretive war game, dubbed "Silent Horizon," This week to practice defending against an electronic assault on the same scale as the September 11 terrorism attacks. Ref. Source
How on earth could you scale an internet attack on the same scale as the september 11th attacks? I commend the mock attack so that they can know where their weak points are at and brainstorm on how to plug them up. But three thousand lives where lost in the world trade building, how can that be replicated on the web? How can they possibly think that an amount of life to that extent can be lost because of a web attack?
Well, it appears that the administration has a plan to deal with a cybersecurity threat. Obama will have the power to turn off any parts of the internet that he wants.
Bill would give president emergency control of Internet
|The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.|
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Cyberattacks: Washington is hyping the threat to justify regulating the Internet:
Networks have been under attack -- and successfully handled by operators -- as long as they've been around. Be wary of calls for more government supervision of the Internet. Ref. Source 1