If we can have cyberspace war, why not spacecyber war? Historians, military experts and technology buffs agree that the next 9/11 or Pearl Harbor could involve a form of cyber warfare that begins in outer space. In a nightmare scenario, rogue powers (hackers and terrorists) or familiar adversaries (Russia or China) might succeed in knocking out or disabling critical … [Read more...] about From Cyberspace to Spacecyber Pearl Harbor!
Since 1991, proponents of greater cybersecurity have warned of an impending "cyber Pearl Harbor"--or sometimes its sibling, the cyber 9/11--to motivate a response to the cyber threats facing the United States. For years, I have been a critic of such cyber-doom rhetoric, arguing that it is a potentially dangerous distraction from the real threats that we face. In 2016, I was … [Read more...] about Does 2016 Mark the End of Cyber Pearl Harbor Hysteria?
A recent piece in Fortune exhorts us to act now to improve cybersecurity because cyber doom is coming if we don't. "Cyber" could be as bad or worse than 9/11, Pearl Harbor, or even nukes! With senior defense officials raising alarms about the potential for a “Cyber 9/11” or a “Cyber Pearl Harbor,” however, there is an opportunity to take decisive action now on the issue that … [Read more...] about Cyber Doom is Still the Wrong Rallying Cry for Better Cybersecurity