• tags: cyberwar

  • tags: cyberwar, metaphor

    • Howard Schmidt, the new cybersecurity czar for the Obama administration, has a short answer for the drumbeat of rhetoric claiming the United States is caught up in a cyberwar that it is losing.
    • “There is no cyberwar,” Schmidt told Wired.com in a sit-down interview Wednesday at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco.

      “I think that is a terrible metaphor and I think that is a terrible concept,” Schmidt said. “There are no winners in that environment.”

      Instead, Schmidt said the government needs to focus its cybersecurity efforts to fight online crime and espionage.

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